Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Double Corn Bread.......November's Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club

Double Corn Bread

It's time for another month of the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club.  I've been doing this monthly group since July 2009 and every month this group of five bloggers comes up with a themed menu, all with recipes from Cooking Light that we share with each other and you virtually.  We have had some group changes along the way and this month Shelby and Patsy leave us but we say hello again to Helene from our original group and welcome Mary Ann from Meet Me in the Kitchen.  We're so happy to have both of these wonderful ladies in our Cooking Light Supper Club.

Sandi picked November's theme:   A Celebration of Corn   

My side dish to celebrate corn is some Double Corn Bread.  Corn meal and whole corn kernels give this corn bread it's double corn flavor.  I love the texture and flavor of adding corn kernels to corn bread.  The outside got a nice crust to it which is just how we like it.      

Double Corn Bread


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper ( I left this ingredient out )
4 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 425°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through baking soda) in a large bowl, and make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 4 ingredients (buttermilk through egg) in a bowl; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes.

Note:  I made my cornbread in a cast iron skillet.  I heated the pan up in the oven for a few minutes, added a tablespoon of butter to pan.  I took the pan put of the oven, swirled the butter around until melted and added batter to pan.  Batter is thick so spread carefully in pan.  I baked until golden brown, around 18 minutes.

See the list below on the other corn dishes that everyone else made.  I hope you find something you like to celebrate such a versatile vegetable.

Jamie (me) - Double Corn Bread
Mary Ann (Meet Me in the Kitchen) brought Greens with Roasted Corn and Pepper Salad
Sandi (Whistlestop Cooking Cafe) made the main dish of Curried Corn Crab Cakes
Val (More than Burnt Toast) brought a side dish of Creamed Corn with Bacon and Leeks
Helene (La Cuisine d'Helene) ended our meal with her Lemon-Cornmeal Cookies  

***If you have a "light" recipe using corn, please link it to our linky tool at the bottom of this post.  It doesn't have to be a Cooking Light recipe but any healthy recipe using corn.***


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  If you do not have a cast iron skillet, I highly recommend one.  Not only are they perfect for making corn bread but they are an excellent skillet for pan frying fish or any meat.  They retain their heat and cook food evenly.  It would be a great gift or to put on your own Christmas wish list.


bellini valli said...

It looks delicious Jamie. I sure could use a nice slice of it right now. Thanks for bringing it to our suppoer club.

Helene said...

So nice to be back with you Jamie. You made something that I don't usually make at home. It surely looks delicious.

Mary Ann said...

This recipe for cornbread sounds delicious. I like how it has the corn kernels added in. It looks really good.

Aggie said...

I love cornbread, but especially cornbread in a cast iron skillet! This looks delicious!

Bridgett said...

The corn kernels really make this special. Who can resist a delicious cornbread? Great idea.

Patsyk said...

It looks wonderful, Jamie! Corn bread is a favorite at our thanksgiving each year.

I'll miss planning the VSC meals with you ladies, but it's nice to be able to get a sneak peak into the meals after you post them.

stephen said...

This looks delicious and so appealing...

Shelby said...

Jamie, your cornbread looks and sounds delicious. Would be great to go with chili - wouldn't mind some right now as a matter of fact!

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