• Total Time20 mins
  • Makes9 servings

Cornbread is a subtly sweet bread that comes together in a snap and pairs perfectly with chilis and soups.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/3 cups milk


  • Grease an 8-in. square baking pan and preheat the oven to 350F.

  • Measure the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and stir to combine.

  • In a smaller bowl, beat together the oil, egg and milk. Then, pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. A few lumps are OK; resist the temptation to overbeat.

  • Pour batter into the baking pan, spreading so the top is even. Bake for about 20 min, or until a toothpick poked into the middle comes out clean.

  • Let cool for just a couple of min before cutting into squares, then serve while still warm.

This article was originally published on May 01, 1997

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