Bread Chronicles :: Mastering Cornbread

Bread Chronicles :: Mastering Cornbread

At the beginning of the year, I decided that I wanted to learn how to make bread. I am not jumping on the sourdough bandwagon, but I want to learn how to make cornbread, biscuits, focaccia, and wheat bread. I decided I would tackle one per quarter. First up, was cornbread.

Now that I have made it a few times, I am willing to share my tried-and-true recipe. And I promise it is better than that blue and white box!

Home Made Cornbread

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of melted butter
  • ½ cup of oilBread Chronicles :: Mastering Cornbread
  • 1 ¼ cups of milk
  • 3 large eggs (whisked)
  • Honey


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease baking pan or skillet.

In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In a medium bowl add butter, oil and milk to the whisked eggs.

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Add a ½ tablespoon of honey, or more if you desire to the mixture and gently fold it in

Transfer batter to your prepared pan.

Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Once out of the oven, place a few pats of butter on the top and let it melt.

Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before cutting.

This is delicious served with honey butter or just plain along side a bowl of chili. And more importantly, it is super easy to make. Give it a try! As for me I am attempting biscuits next. Stay tuned!

Torilyn Williams
Torilyn Williams is a Louisiana native, born and raised in New Orleans. She moved to Lafayette to attend UL Lafayette, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Applied Life Sciences. Tori is blessed to be the wife of her ambitious and hardworking husband, Damian. The devoted mom of Tatum Marie (6) and Aubrey Malia (5) and bonus mom to Damian Jr. (20). Tori has been working in the banking industry for over fifteen years. She is a member of Junior League Lafayette. Tori has a heart for volunteerism, she loves to give back to the community and mentor the youth. Tori is a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. She is also a self-proclaimed foodie that loves to chronicle her food adventures on Instagram (@Dashofwilliams). Outside of work you can find Tori spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying new recipes, and working out. Tori is always down for a good meal with family or a shopping trip!


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