About the Recipe
Cornbread is an incredibly versatile food. There are so many options to choose from to add an extra dimension of flavor to a basic cornbread recipe. Some of the most popular add-ins include: bacon, sausage, pepperoni, scallions/shallots, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, fresh corn, herbs like basil, various fruits (like cranberries, blueberries, and apples).The possibilities are really endless, so use your imagination! Our favorite version of cornbread has a little kick to it, thanks to our Chili Lime Flavored Butter.
Making your cornbread from scratch is the best way to make sure you get fluffy, moist, and delicious results, so dodge the prepackaged mixes. While cornbread is intended to be a little crumbly, it shouldn’t fall apart into a mess when you pick it up. If you find your homemade cornbread is a little crumblier or drier than you’d like, try these quick fixes: 1. Try experimenting with less flour or a different brand to see if that helps with your cornbread consistency. 2. If you use too much cornmeal, the glutens in the flour can’t work to hold the bread together. Try cutting back on your cornmeal amount. 3. If you’ve never made cornbread with eggs, now’s a fine time to start. It adds great taste and texture and will help your cornbread stay together.
If you’ve never cooked cornbread from scratch, this recipe for Chili Lime Cornbread makes it easy. The dark brown sugar adds a touch of richness, the yogurt helps it retain moisture so pieces don’t crumble apart in your hands, and our Chili Lime Flavored Butter adds a delicious kick without having to spend extra time chopping up fresh chilis – of course, you can do that if you want the extra hit of spice.