Everyone knows Granny loves to cook. One of my favorite things to cook is corn cake. I come from a line of bread eaters so this is no surprise when my family sees this post. On my mother's side of the family, everyone has their own version of what to do with cornbread. On my father's side of the family, many of the children were not as crazy about cornbread, so Grandma made it into a cake using Martha White corn bread mix. Henceforth, the "Corn Cake". She said she figured this would work since most children loved cake. Of course, Granny has her own version. One of these days, I'll share some of my family's recipes.
Today's recipe I'm sharing isn't homemade although I add other ingredients. It still taste the same whether done by scratch, or the box. Since most people are familiar with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, that's the recipe I'll use for this week.
2 boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix
1/2 - 1/3 can of evaporated milk
1/4 c sugar
butter/margarine of choice
1-2 tsp flavorings of choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients according to back of Jiffy corn muffin mix box (I use 3 eggs for cake-like consistency. Feel free to continue using 1 egg for each box if you choose). Mix ingredients. Add sugar. Mix. Add flavoring of choice.
Melt butter/margarine in cast iron pan to coat bottom (you may also use another oil or pan of choice). Pour batter into pan. Cook for approx. 20-30min (or until done according to your oven). Spread butter to melt on top or make a glaze to pour on top if you choose.
*My favorite combination of flavorings of choice is vanilla and orange. Sometimes I do vanilla and lemon, vanilla and banana, or vanilla and almond. You may use just one flavor if you choose.
What memories do you have of someone special creating a dish to include you in the family meal plan? If you come up with your own version, let me know. I would love to try it. Leave comments below.
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