You may say that baking is a productive hobby at home. For a mom, it can be a lifesaver for her kids. However, for me, it’s my stress-reliever from the pressure of a busy life. What is your favorite recipe to bake?
I guess cornbread is already a part of our family menu. It became ordinary because I bake it almost daily. Nevertheless, when it’s paired with other food, it will outshine everything I serve on the table. What goes with cornbread that would make it irresistible to my kids?
Let’s find out what dishes are a perfect match to cornbread and why they click so well!
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Cornbread’s primary ingredient is ground corn or cornmeal. You will use baking powder when baking this quick bread instead of yeast. Have you tasted one before?
Generally, a well-baked cornbread tastes sugary; it’s thick and sweet-smelling with a cake-like texture to the bite. Your taste may be dissimilar from mine, but no matter what corn to use, it really tastes delicious that I can’t tell the difference.
Since I love cornbread, I tend to bake it most of the time. Hence, I have experimented on what food goes with it best. Here are some that you might like to try. The pairs will change your cornbread experience to the next level!
This pair is simple. You can easily get your favorite honey, squeeze, and drizzle on top of your cornbread. This is the most common and quickest way to enjoy a cornbread. When honey glazes the crunchy top part of the bread, it immediately turns into a perfect dessert for your meal.
Do you know why cornbread is famously eaten with chili? The hot and spicy flavor of the chili complements the sweet taste of the cornbread. Try it; the spicy-sweet blend of food in your mouth is indeed authentic. You can even pair the cornbread with beans and stews too.
Cornbread baked with cheese, cheese toppings, or cornbread with cheese sandwich, they are all equally delicious to me? Who doesn’t like cheese? Any cheese will do fine paired with cornbread.
My personal favorite is the flavored cream cheese that mixes well with the cornbread’s texture. The cheese melts inside my mouth especially when the cornbread is warm fresh from the oven.
Yes, I’m serious. Cornbread and BBQ go as if a jackpot hit together. The smoky-spicy flavor of pork BBQ sauce goes well together with the cornbread’s sweet taste. Try it yourself; the cornbread in your mouth will dismiss the greasy tang of the pork.
The combination makes it a comfort meal for me that leaves a warm, satisfying fill in my tummy. I recommend eating this ahead of a tough day’s activity.
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Cornbread is a type of dessert for a meal. Well, depending on how it’s bake, sometimes it’s best for snacks too. I prefer vanilla ice cream if eaten with cornbread. It will taste like the ice cream has the corn flavor.
The combination results to a cold, creamy dessert in every bite. The cornbread neutralizes the coldness of the ice cream; while in return, the ice cream provides extra sweetness and flavor to taste.
Cornbread with butter and jelly is not just old school. The idea will last forever. The mixture of the three is a blast for my early morning breakfast. If you like to try, sip a hot coffee or tea along with it to make it perfect.
I don’t know about your style but eat cornbread as a substitute with rice especially with buttered vegetables. However, I choose the kind of cornbread that is not too sweet. The crunchy, buttery taste of the vegetables blends well together with the cornbread, creating a complete hearty meal.
Imagine a hot bowl of soup, stew, and beans during a cold winter night. I make sure that along with these warm and hearty meals, is always a batch of freshly baked cornbread. I got the traditional meal from grandparents who enjoy dipping the cornbread to the soup until it’s completely soaked. The taste of the cornbread that has absorbed the flavor of the soup fills not only my stomach but also my mind and my heart.
You may have different recipes for cornbread. However, whatever ingredient to bake along with it, it doesn’t change the fact that the major component is the cornmeal. Therefore, what is the health benefits that you get from eating cornmeal?
I have always said that I love cornbread. Obviously, I have learned how to bake one to satisfy my cravings at home. It’s good to know how to cook your favorite meal and improvise it yourself according to how you like it to be. However, here are some tips I want to share with you for a successful baking adventure
Here is a video showing the basics on how to bake a cornbread:
When you are already an expert of the basics in baking cornbread, it’s just your culinary instinct and the love of cornbread that makes you want to go a bit further. Check out below popular cornbread recipes that you may become a part of your favorite list someday.
So what goes with cornbread for you? I bet you have your own recipe to keep. Cornbread is healthy for you and the rest of the family.
Several dishes could be excellent to eat with cornbread. In fact, I know that you have your own list. Cornbread is a multicultural food that may vary in name across the world. However, one thing is for sure, it will always be a part of a household’s meal in memory and in taste.
If you have an excellent combination of cornbread and main dish, will you share it with me? Drop a message, and I’ll be happy to add it on my list.