Everything Tastes Better with Bacon Cornbread

Sue Stone

By
@Bayhill

We all know that everything tastes better with bacon. This cornbread is no exception. The subtle flavor of the peanut butter compliments the saltiness of the bacon.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
all purpose flour
1 c
cornmeal
4 Tbsp
granulated sugar (see note below)
4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 Tbsp
smooth peanut butter, melted
1/4 c
bacon drippings, reserved from frying bacon, or vegetable oil
1 c
milk
1/2 lb
bacon (approx. 8 slices) cooked, crumbled

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel and crumble well. Reserve 1/4 cup bacon grease.
2
In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well.
3
To the dry ingredients in the bowl, add eggs, peanut butter, 1/4 cup bacon drippings or vegetable oil and milk; mix to incorporate. Stir in crumbled bacon.
4
Heat oven to 425ºF. Pour 1 Tablespoon reserved bacon drippings into a 10" cast iron skillet or 9" square baking pan. Swirl around to cover bottom and sides of skillet or pan. Place into the oven while preheating.
5
When oven has reached 425º, carefully remove skillet or pan. It will be VERY hot. Quickly pour in cornbread batter and return pan to oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan.
6
Note: If a sweeter cornbread is desired, add 1-2 additional Tablespoons of sugar, or until desired sweetness is reached.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern