recipe
Mar
12
2009

A little more than just cornbread…

Pain de Maïs d’Herbe de Fromage de Jambon - now doesn’t that look and sound better?!  But really what I made was buttermilk cornbread with herbs, cheese and ham.

Start with 4 large eggs, beaten.

eggs

Add one cup cultured buttermilk.

milk

Add 2 TBSP melted butter.

butter

Add about 1/3 cup olive oil.

oil1

Mix well and add  2 cups cornmeal (yellow only please! – you do not want anemic looking cornbread!) ,

cornmeal1 1/2 cup all purpose flour,

flour

and 1 TBSP baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda

bpoweder

Salt and pepper to taste…

saltpepper

Mix well and add 1 cup graded cheese – whatever kind you like.   This is cheddar and jack.

cheese3

Dice a “hunk of ham” -whatever you think is enough…this ended up being probably 2 cups.

ham4

Add herbs of your choice, I chose chives…cause I love ‘em!

herbs

Pour into a HOT, greased cast iron skillet or other prepared baking dish.  I prefer cast iron for cornbread.  And if you heat it before pouring in your batter, it gives you that crunchy dark crust on the bottom and sides!

Bake at 400  for about 30 minutes or until it tests done.  And Viola!! Supper! Quick and easy and yummy!

done


Update on Husband: He landed in Paris, is on the way to his hotel and will call when he gets there and give me all his ticket information.  I believe I can get him on an earlier flight home tomorrow and that would be great!



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Victoria

Mmmm looks great!
Victoria

that looks yummy.hmm..maybe I should come over to your house for dinner. ;0)

Gail

That sounds good! I’ll have to make it for supper some evening this weekend. I’ll be praying for a safe flight for your husband. I’ll bet you are very excited to have him coming home!!!!!

Ooooooh my !!!!!!!!!
Thank you for the cornbread memories !
I needed to smile and the cornbread did it just the thought of cornbread with ham and herbs brought back a flood of great memories and my taste buds are watering like crazy in anticipation. Thank you for always putting a smile on this woman’s face.
God Bless You !

Mmmmm, that sounds and looks wonderful. I love cornbread and all the other stuff you put in it. I’ve made it with cheese, but have never added the ham and herbs. This is a must try…soon.