The Perfect Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk

Absolutely irresistible!

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I made this sweet cornbread over Canadian Thanksgiving and we really loved it. I made it again, yesterday, and it tasted even better. If you plan to make it, please use buttermilk. It gives the best result. It’s the best sweet cornbread you’ll ever come across!!!

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I hope you are enjoying the week. We still have a lovely weather but soon, the cold will set in. I have learnt to carry my weather with me so I’ll just quickly adjust and move on to the next season. I wish you a happy week!

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

  • Ingredients
  • 175g (1⅓ cups, 6oz) all-purpose flour
  • 300g (10.5oz, 2 cups) yellow cornmeal
  • 4½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 150g (⅔ cup, 5oz, 10 tablespoons 1⅓ stick) salted butter or margarine, melted (I used Selection margarine)
  • 180g (1 scant cup, 6oz) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 400ml (1⅔ cups, 13.5fl oz) buttermilk

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

Please always remember to assemble ingredients before you start

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

Sift the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

Make a well in the centre.

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, eggs and buttermilk.

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until well blended

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

Pour the buttermilk mixture into the well and stir gently

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

until just combined (it will have small lumps and this is okay).

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

Pour the batter into prepared pan(tin) and bake 20-25 minutes or until the top turns golden brown and  a toothpick inserted in the centre, comes out clean.

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

Remove from oven. Let rest for ten minutes

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

cut into squares while still in the pan. (I almost forgot to take this photo. I was busy eating!)

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

and serve warm

Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk myfavouritepastime.com

We devoured it in minutes, ha ha!

The Perfect Sweet Cornbread with Buttermilk

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Baking time: 20-25 minutes; Makes: 13×9-inch (33 x 23 cm)

Ingredients

  • 175g (1⅓ cups, 6oz) all-purpose flour
  • 300g (2 cups) yellow cornmeal
  • 4½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 150g (⅔ cup, 5oz, 10 tablespoons 1⅓ stick) salted butter or margarine, melted (I used Selection margarine)
  • 180g (1 scant cup, 6oz) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 400ml (1⅔ cups, 13.5fl oz) buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C); Convection. 400°F (200°C); ten minutes before baking. Grease and flour or line a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking pan with parchment (I prefer parchment). Sift the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, eggs and buttermilk. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the well and stir until just combined. Do not over-mix. (It will have small lumps and this is okay).
  3. Pour the batter into prepared pan (tin) and bake 20-25 minutes or until the top turns golden brown and  a toothpick inserted in the centre, comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let rest for ten minutes then cut into squares (while still in the pan) and serve warm.

Points to Note:

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven
  2. If you find the bread too sweet, reduce the sugar to 150g.
  3. I bake this bread using convection setting at 400°F (200°C) for 20-22 minutes.
  4. Last updated: October 27 2018

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

37 thoughts

    1. Happy baking. I’ve never made anything Gluten Free but I hope it works for you. Please share with me your experience. Have a lovely week!
      Liz

    1. I never imagined there was a recipe on the back of the cornmeal box. Ours are packed in ugly looking polythene bags that I just usually throw away. Next time I shall look out for “the recipe” Enjoy the weekend. Can you imagine we’re have some minuscule flurries right now…ugh!
      liz

    1. My son absolutely loves this sweet cornbread. I told him he has to learn how to make it over the weekend. After all it’s so easy to make. Have a great weekend, ahead!
      Liz

  1. I’ve only made cornbread once in the past and it wasn’t very good. I have eaten it in several places that served it with a meal and I recall one particular restaurant that served it with and order of spareribs. It was so wonderful and moist and flavorful. I found out the secret ingredient was blended cream corn! Have you ever hear of this? I’m wondering if your recipe with the buttermilk might be a secret ingredient too? Perhaps I will have to try it to find out! Happy hump day!

    1. You should try this one. It’s very simple and tasty. I haven’t tried baking it with cream style corn. Maybe next time, I’ll give it a go. I’m already dreaming of the weekend, even though the weather is changing. Enjoy the rest of the week!
      Liz

  2. Oh? You had Thanksgiving already?? We’re over our wind storm and power outages and such, now we’re in the calm between the next thing…corn bread is one of my favorites!!! Have a good rest of your week!

    1. Ha ha we already had it. Made some 10 litres of stock with the Turkey carcass and been slurping some soup, every week. I am almost finishing it now.. I froze it! Hope your menu is ready? enjoy the rest of the week!
      Liz

      1. Oh, cool! No, menu isn’t ready, but in process…can’t wait for my girls to be home, but my son can’t make it 😦 the “joys” of grown children…

        1. Girls always come back home, boys, you never know. My daughter always makes the Turkey. I am now thinking about fruit cakes for Christmas. Already soaking fruits in Brandy. I can’t wait to bake…
          Liz

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