baby, it’s not cold outside


it definitely wasn’t cold the other day.  but it was dark and rainy.  i’ll take what i can get.  in the morning the entire country (well, perhaps not hawaii) was colder than miami.  in an attempt to not grow bitter at the 70 degree weather, i decided to embrace the raininess and whip up some chili.  cornbread and apple cranberry crisp with new friends topped it off. 




a friend is evidently on the search for the perfect cornbread.  too often i like the idea of cornbread and then taste it and eh, whatever.  nothing memorable.  i wouldn’t say that this recipe is perfect.  but it is darn good.  

cornbread from the new best recipe

  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal, preferably stone-ground
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup whole milk

heat oven to 425.  grease a 9-inch square or round metal baking pan with butter. whisk cornmeal thru salt in a large bowl. push dry ingredients up sides of bowl to make a well.  crack eggs into well and stir lightly with a wooden spoon, then add buttermilk and milk.  stir wet and dry ingredients quickly until almost combined. add melted butter and stir until just combined.  pour batter into pan.  bake until top is golden brown and lightly cracked and edges have pulled away from sides of pan, about 20 mins.  transfer pan to wire rack and cool 5 minutes.



17 thoughts on “baby, it’s not cold outside

  1. Your cooking photos are inspiring. I’m not such a motivated cook, but this is helping. It just reminded me about the chicken I need to put in the crockpot (fancy, I know). =)

  2. so funny, i was singing that song to my kids yesterday, because i’m freezing my tail off…and there you are, grumpy about the warm weather. guess you’re not from florida, huh?

    so happy you posted this cornbread recipe…have been on the hunt for a goodie!

  3. cool mum – there is nothing wrong with a crockpotted chicken!

    caron – unfortunately i’ve been in florida so long that i think i need to just fess up and admit i’m basically from here.

    jenni – never tried it, but i understand the liking something because a loved one liked it. i think i like cheetos because i knew my dad liked…perhaps still likes?…them. don’t think i would have reached for them otherwise. i occasionally open a snack bag of them and then remember the thought/memory of the taste is better than the real thing. perhaps i should just watch him eat them. anyhoo – cornbread and milk sounds much more delightfully nostalgic than cheetos.

  4. Kate, you’re a daughter to be proud of. And I’m touched that you have the occasional Cheeto in memory of the old man. But I am disappointed that you do not fully appreciate the wholesome, tasty, and real food that you can find in one of those little orange baggies, if you will but search.

  5. dad – i did search. and my tummy found the msg. and it was not happy. but did you know they now make “cheetos natural white cheddar puffs”? cheetos and natural just don’t go together in my book.

  6. Kate,
    I’m bored at triage at work today and decided to look at your blog… SO glad to have found the cornbread recipe. I meant to ask you for it last night and forgot. It was soooo goooood.

  7. i made this cornbread recipe: mm mm. i was doing that stupid thing where you close your eyes & chew & savor really dramatically. the buttermilk makes it!

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