Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blueberry Cornbread

It seems like every time we dig down deep and pull out the cast iron skillet, theres cornbread involved, this time cornbread invited it's good friend blueberry to the party and what a party that makes. For anyone who's ever had blueberry pancakes on a Sunday morning and gone through the rest of the day feeling happy and full of good feelings should be prepared to have that experience at the dinner bell. With every bite you hit a pocket of blueberry goodness and it makes the world seem that much better. Especially on days when the time leading up to that bite has been a little rough. Like on Monday when Eric decided he would bring the dog to the office. What an adventure. By adventure we mean disaster. We got Koda all set up in the morning: bowls for food and water, some toys a bag of treats and a blanket to sit on. After a quick stop at the Vet (reminder, don't introduce your dog to a new environment right after a visit to the Vet) it was off to work. After some introductions and a quick tour Eric settled in and Koda... didn't. She was very chatty with everyone so Eric decided to exercise her with a laser pointer in the middle of the office. It was quite entertaining until she hit the breaks and with everyone watching, did her business and once again proved that she is a great farm dog, not a city dog. Heres a short video of Eric's co-worker turning around and discovering a dog on his desk.

Blueberry Cornbread
What You Will Need

2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter melted
2/3 cup flour
1 1/3 cups of cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 pint of fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 375*

Butter a cast iron skillet and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients together. In another bowl sift all the dry ingredients together. Stir dry ingredients into the wet mixing just until combined, and stir in blueberries. Pour into the skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes until set in the center. Let cool for about 10 minutes, cut and serve with whipped honey butter.

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  1. Hey neighbors! I can't wait to make this! It looks happy and so easy to make. I always love to bake in a skillet. Charming! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. delicious combination wonderful blueberry

  3. yuuum! sounds great!!!

  4. My mom used to make a wonderful skillet cornbread! Blueberry cornbread sounds delicious!

  5. That video made me laugh! I'm impressed such a big dog can jump onto such a high desk!

  6. Oh my, you totally have me craving this now! I just was thinking about making blueberry muffins this weekend because I was so missing that great blueberry high you get in the spring. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I just love a sweet cornbread...this looks incredible!!! YUM!

  8. That is one lovely dog :)
    As for the cornbread: it definitely looks tempting! I really like it's crumbly look

  9. What a great idea, especially since cornbread is a little sweet as it is!

  10. What a cool dog! :-)

    I've never made a cake in a skillet before, but this looks do-able and very, very yummy.

  11. Oh goodness I bet this is a sweet combination of sweet and savory. It looks awesome and I have some blueberries I need to use up.