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Cornbread with Scallions & Bacon


Serves eight.

Yields one 10-inch round bread.

  • Make the menu:
    A Game-Day Chili Menu
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 70

This cornbread has a moist, tender crumb. It gets a nice crisp crust in a cast-iron skillet.

  • 4-1/2 oz. (1 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal, preferably stone-ground
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 1-1/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup corn oil
  • 8 scallions (white and light green parts only), trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 thick slices bacon

Heat the oven to 400ºF. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk the milk, honey, egg, corn oil, scallions, and 2 grinds black pepper until well combined. In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet (preferably cast iron), cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Spoon off all but about a tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until the ingredients are just blended. Crumble the bacon and fold it in; don’t overmix.

Pour the batter into the hot skillet and bake until the top is golden brown, firm, and springy to the touch, 20 to 25 min.; a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 min. Turn out onto a rack or serve in the pan, warm or at room temperature.

Cornbread with Scallions & Bacon Recipe

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 260, Fat (kcal): 12, Fat Calories (g): 110, Saturated Fat (g): 2, Protein (g): 6, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3, Carbohydrates (mg): 33, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 6, Sodium (g): 510, Cholesterol (g): 30, Fiber (g): 2,

Photo: Scott Phillips

It was okay. Next time I would add more jalapeños. And it stuck to the pan and seemed a bit dry.

Made this entire menu. Was all great. Loved the way I cooked this right in the cast iron frying pan that I had cooked the bacon in. Outstanding and easy.

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