I love cornbread, and even though it’s not at all difficult to make from scratch, I decided to try some Pamela’s Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix when I saw that it was on sale. When I mixed and baked this cornbread the first time, I was not impressed. The muffins were thick, dry, heavy, and tasted more like grits than cornbread.
Last year on New Year’s Eve I posted my top 5 favorite recipes I made in 2010, and I’d like to do the same for 2011. I actually intended to share more recipes this year, and more regularly, so I apologize for the lapses in blog posts here and there.
Often I make something new, really like it and want to post the recipe, but then I never quite get around to making the same thing again or don’t have time to take all the pictures. Then there are times when I decide to make a recipe specifically for a blog post, and it’s disappointing. Sometimes I go ahead and share the recipe anyway, especially if I think I did something wrong or I feel like I’m long overdue for a post. Maybe in 2012 I’ll have enough to do a top 10, but this year I’m sticking with just 5.
I have a thing about cornbread. I used to work at a bakery that made the best cornbread ever. It was a Friday thing. They didn’t make cornbread any other day of the week, which was lucky because that meant I could only get it on Fridays, thereby limiting my consumption. I have no clue how they made it, and the bakery closed down years ago. I’ve been on the search for cornbread that good ever since. I still haven’t found it, but I think this recipe comes pretty close, with my tweaks.