If you live east of Texas you may not have heard of Marie Callender Restaurants. They're famous for their pies, but I'll take their cornbread for dessert any day - served hot with honey butter on the side.
This isn't a corny cornbread. It's light and sweet with a tender crumb. It's my favorite cornbread, ever! I used Crisco for the shortening today, but have used butter and oil in the past and the cornbread has always turned out well. If you want spice, add some chopped jalapeno's. If you love bacon, add some cooked, chopped bacon. If you want corny, add some corn kernels! This is a recipe you can make your very own. (Thanks, Marie!)
You can find this recipe all over the interwebs, and here it is again! Be sure to make the honey butter - you won't be sorry!
Cornbread like Marie Callender's
1-1/4 cups flour
3/4 cups cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups milk
Put all dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk to combine. Cut in the shortening. Add milk and egg and mix until just combined. Put into a greased 8x8" pan and bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes.
1/2 cup soft butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix all ingredients well. Serve with cornbread.