Do you like cornbread? Do people outside of the south eat cornbread?
I guess I just assume everyone knows what cornbread is.
I’m not all that particular when it comes to cornbread, but it’s a strange bird. It’s a little gritty, and oftentimes mealy. You know, it needs a big glass of milk to wash it down. I actually get the hiccups from eating cornbread. Is that weird? I think it has to do with not enough air getting into my cornbread eating lungs.
Though hiccup-inducing, I really love the flavor of cornmeal. Eariler this summer I posted a recipe for Yeasted Corn Rolls, and they were amazing. So I wondered…could I combine the flavor of cornbread and the texture of a nice, fluffy biscuit?
Turns out I could. And quite easily, at that.
You probably know that I am a big Midstate Mills Fan. I’ve been enamored of them even before they became a sponsor of mine, and their products are top notch. Pancake mixes, all purpose flour, cornmeal, and of course, their Formula L Biscuit Mix.
I decided to combine their Formula L with some of their Tendabake Yellow Self Rising Corn Meal.Mix. I’ve been playing around with the ratios, and I think I’ve finally got it.
- 2 1/2 cups Formula L Biscuit Mix
- 1 cup Self Rising Yellow Cornmeal Mix
- 2 tablespoons Shortening
- 1 1/3 cups milk
Cut the shortening in to the cornbread mix using a fork or pastry cutter. Use a spoon to combine all ingredients until well mixed. Knead for 1-2 minutes, then press or roll out to 1 inch thickness. Cut into squares or cut into rounds using a biscuit cutter. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes. Makes 8-10 biscuits.
Well, we liked it anyway, and topped with a bunch of creamy butter? Oh yeah.
A little bit of the grit, a whole lot of the flavor. It was the perfect combination of cornbread and biscuit. Give it a try!
Day Four…The Giveaway
Aren’t these measuring cups from Crosby and Taylor good looking? Pewter, durable, almost too pretty to use and certain to dress up your kitchen?
I have the Fleur de Lys set, and I must say, they are gorgeous. Now I need the Spoon Set, too. That Paula Deen knew what she was talking about when she said she loved them, y’all. She’s right! What’s not to love?
I can see these being an ideal gift for that special friend or relative who loves her kitchen and has only the finest of the fine, but never stopped to think about having a set of measuring tools that are a work of art as well as functional. You know someone like that, right? If you win, are you going to give them to HER, or are YOU going to keep them?
Don’t worry, I won’t tell.
You do want to win a set, right? Of course you do.
Just say so. Tell me here in the comments you’d like to have it, and one of you will win it.
Want a second entry? Okay. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Either. Both. I don’t care which. Then just return here and let me know you are a new follower. Only once, kids. If you already follow, of course, that counts. Just leave a comment and say you do, and you are good to go!
For another entry, Follow Crosby & Taylor on Twitter, or on Facebook, or of course, BOTH! (I do, why not you?) I especially like their Facebook site. It’s quaint, it’s personal, and they really interact with their fanbase. That says a lot. So go follow them! Once you do, just return here and let me know in a separate comment. Just one, please, even if you follow them on both sites.
Three total entries per person, max. All extra comments will be deleted.
Open to US Addresses Only (so very sorry Internationals, I do appreciate you, though), and is courtesy of and shipped by Crosby & Taylor. Giveaway ends November 21, 11:59pm EST. MSRP: $179 for Post & Cup Set, as seen above.
The BIG DEAL
See that 7 Quart KitchenAid? I know you want it. I certainly can’t blame you. So, to keep it fun and interesting, I’m giving you LOTS of extra opportunities to win it. For every giveaway you enter during my 25 Days of Doughmesstic Christmas, if you’ll go comment on THIS POST (Click thru!) saying “I entered to win the …” (you know, whatever you entered to win), you’ll get a BONUS entry to win the mixer. That’s 24 additional chances to win that bad boy. So scoot! Go enter to win today’s giveaway, and then visit THIS POST to comment for your bonus entries on the mixer.
Good Luck, and see you back here tomorrow for more fun things to win!
Have you entered to win the other Giveaways? You should! So far we have a Le Creuset Utensil Crock, a VTech Cordless & Handsfree Phone, and a Le Creuset Roasting Set up for grabs…and more coming tomorrow! Go enter!