Cheddar Buttermilk Cornbread

I’m loving this cold snap! The high is about 72 today and the low is 51 – now, I’m sure there are some of you who would wear shorts during these temps 😉 But I am not built for the cold – 75 is too low for me! Cooler temps bring more cravings for warm, comfort foods and this corn bread fits right into that criteria. I served this with chili – cornbread is an absolute requirement when I make chili. I used Bob’s Red Mill coarse cornmeal which I soaked overnight in the buttermilk to soften it up (hopefully).

Verdict: Soaking the cornmeal helped a little, but I will be on the lookout for a finer grind. My husband really enjoyed the addition of cheese and we liked adding the crumbs to our chili. Overall the flavor was good and not too sweet for us 🙂 Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Cheddar Buttermilk Cornbread – adapted from Michelle’s Story

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 8×8 baking dish or a 9 inch cake pan.

2. Melt butter in large skillet (I put it in the microwave for about 45 seconds). Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Fold in the cheese and pour into your prepared pan.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.(*mine took 30 minutes with convection)