When this blog started, shortly after the cornmeal maple muffin recipe, we got asked about maple cornbread. We got around to it finally. And boy, are we ever glad we did!
Since there are less employees on the farm, and the weather has dipped to such low temperatures, we asked our construction crew, since we are in the middle of our rebuilding project, to help us out by trying a couple slices of this- the results were a resounding “yum”.We think so too. This makes a great side for chilli or soup, but it does kind of steal the show as a side dish. Please enjoy!
1 1/2 sticks of melted butter (let this cool off before adding it)
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 Cups of Milk
4 Large Eggs
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Butter or grease a 9″x13″ baking pan.
Create a large well in the center of the dry ingredients and add in milk, eggs, 1/2 cup of the butter (not all of it), 1/2 cup of the maple syrup
(not all of it) and gently mix the batter together until just combined (do not over mix). Set aside remaining butter and syrup.
Transfer the batter to the greased baking pan.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean and it is light browned on top. While that is baking, combine the remaining butter and maple syrup
Remove the baked cornbread from the oven.
Immediately brush the cornbread with the maple syrup and butter mixture.
Then allow bread to cool completely before slicing (if you can stand it)!