After much experimentation adapting and combining recipes, this one is the keeper. A scratch cornbread combining honey and pepper in an iron skillet yields a very tasty cornbread of excellent texture.
Drop butter in a 9-inch cast iron skillet and place on the center rack of the oven; preheat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Remove skillet from oven as soon as butter melts; this may be before oven reaches set temperature. Tip the skillet until melted butter coats all sides.
Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
Whisk eggs thoroughly in another large bowl. Add milk and honey and whisk until combined. Add dry ingredients and stir just until mixed; pour batter into the prepared skillet. Stir batter in a folding motion to incorporate any remaining melted butter.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
Per Serving: 273 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 42.6g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 87.8mg; sodium 457.1mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it night before , then clear it off the next day.