I LOVE finding OLD recipe boxes full of handwritten recipes in antique stores. I ESPECIALLY LOVE trying those same recipes in today’s world and finding a lost gem among them. This recipe is just that and was even signed by the baker 😀 I bought 3 boxes and each had a corn bread recipe in it!
This is the first one I’m trying. I did add some green chiles and a smattering of cheddar cheese for the way we like it as well as adjusted the instructions and ingredients to match the ingredients. This was a HUGE hit and will be made many more times I’m sure.
JEAN PERRY’S ANTIQUE CORN BREAD
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 small can diced green chiles, DRAINED WELL
1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese
2 slices bacon, diced, browned and drained
- Preheat oven to 425˚.
- Sift together the corn meal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Whisk together the milk, butter and egg.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry and blend JUST until combined.
- Fold in green chiles.
- Pour into pan.
- Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
- Top with bacon pieces.
- Bake 25 minutes.