1.5 cups all purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
.75 tsp table salt
.25 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
.75 cup frozen corn, thawed
.25 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Preheat oven to 400F.
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and make a well in the center
In a food processor, process the corn, buttermilk, and brown sugar just until combined, about 5 seconds. Add the eggs and process to combine, another 5 seconds. You should still have corn lumps.
Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and fold it in with a rubber spatula until barely combined. Add the melted butter and continue folding until the dry ingredients are just barely moistened.
Pour the batter into a sprayed or buttered 8×8 glass baking dish, or as I did, a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Bake 25-30 minutes or until it’s a deep golden brown and passes the toothpick test in the center.
The cast iron, being dark metal, cooks faster so start checking at 20 minutes. It gives a marvelous crust on top and all around the sides of the cornbread!
In spite of the sugar, which made me nervous because I prefer savory rather than sweet bread, the results are perfectly balanced, not too sweet at all.