This slightly sweet cornbread pairs well with chili and soups and is just the right size for one or two people. Dip it in a glass of buttermilk for a truly Southern snack.
This recipe for Corn Bread comes from The Ultimate Cooking For One Cookbook: 175 Super Easy Recipes Make Just For You by Joanie Zisk of OneDishKitchen.com.
It’s an easy recipe to follow and make and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry and fridge right now. It’s the perfect size for baking in a toaster oven if you have one, but of course, you can always bake it in a regular-sized oven, too.
Cornbread freezes well, so if you find that the generous portion is too much for one, wrap half well in plastic wrap and freeze. It should last for a few months.
Corn Bread For One or Two
- 2 ½ Tablespoons butter melted
- ¼ cup 1% milk
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup plus 1 Tablespoon yellow cornmeal
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, and egg.
- In a separate medium bowl, mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add cornmeal mixture to milk mixture and stir just until flour is moistened.
- Pour batter into a 6.5” cast-iron skillet greased with oil or butter and spread evenly.
- Bake 22 minutes until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy warm.
The Ulitmate Cooking For One Cookbook
There are times in our lives when we don’t need to make a full recipe of such-and-such. It could be because we are single or because the family is out. Just because we are alone does not mean that we cannot cook something just for ourselves.
The Ulitmate Cooking For One Cookbook: 175 Super Easy Recipes Made Just For You by Joanie Zisk is there for us when we only want to cook for one. This cookbook would be great for college students or those who have just flown the coop and are starting out on their own.
It includes information about essential kitchen equipment, tips and techniques for cooking for one, how to avoid wasting food, stocking your kitchen, how to read a recipe, and simple cooking for one.
There are seven chapters devoted to the 175 recipes and they include Breakfast, Side Dishes, Chicken Main Dishes, Beef and Pork Main Dishes, Fish and Seafood Main Dishes, Vegetarian Main Dishes, and Desserts.
Some of the recipes in the book are Overnight French Toast Casserole With Streusel Topping, Italian Pasta Salad, White Chicken Chili, Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya, Chickpea Curry, Peach Crisp, and Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Got Cornmeal? I’ve got recipes!