- 1 cup (170g) plain yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups (490g) buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
- Whisk together buttermilk and eggs; stir into cornmeal mixture just until combined.
- Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it just begins to smoke.
- Add butter, and stir until butter is melted.
- Stir melted butter into cornbread batter.
- Pour batter into hot skillet.
- Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center.
- Remove muffins from pan immediately; place on a wire rack.
Experimemt with adding orqmge extract, vanilla extract, substituting brown sugar for granulated sugar, making adjustments to baking powder and baking soda and adding either an extra egg or an egg yolk.
If you love eggs and avocado, then you’ll love combining the two into this heart-healthy breakfast. It’s easy to prepare and gives you the boost of energy you need to start your day.
- Cook Sous Vide Eggs according to directions.
- Remove the egg from water and place in the avocado, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and enjoy!
- Add a little salsa, or hot sauce, or desired topping of your choice to add a boost of flavor.
This recipe serves 2 people, but it’s very easy to double or triple, based on your needs.
- 2 14.5-ounce cans Diced Tomatoes with Green Peppers, Celery & Onions
- 5 Tablespoons butter
- 1 Tablespoon Thai Fish Sauce
- Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the butter and the fish sauce in a saucepan.
- Place over medium heat (#6 1/2 Setting) and bring to a simmer (#2 Setting).
- Cook, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon.
This recipe makes enough sauce for a pound of pasta.
- 1/2 to 1 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of fruit)
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 pounds peaches, halved, pitted, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices, and cut in half again crosswise (about 6 cups)
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pastry, divided
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut up
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Add peaches and lemon juice; toss to combine. Let mixture stand 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
- Roll half of pastry to 1/4-inch thickness; cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Break strips into pieces.
- Spoon half of blackberry mixture into a lightly greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish; top with pastry pieces. Spoon remaining blackberry mixture over pastry; dot with butter.
- Roll remaining pastry to 1/4-inch thickness; cut into 1-inch strips, and arrange in a lattice design over filling. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Place cobbler on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until golden. Serve with vanilla ice cream and Blackberry Syrup, if desired.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2/3 cup milk
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add milk, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened and mixture forms a soft ball.
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead 6 to 8 times.
- 6 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
For filling, in a large saucepan combine the cherries, the 1 cup sugar, and the cornstarch. Cook over medium heat until cherries juice out, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Keep filling hot.
Prepare as above, except substitute fresh or frozen sliced rhubarb for the cherries.