Monday, June 8, 2009

Blackberry Cornbread

Breakfast? Afternoon snack? Dessert? This bread could satiate cravings at any time of day. It's a pleasant combination of traditional southern corn bread and a blackberry pound cake, and perfect for a Sunday brunch or summer evening barbecue.

Blackberry Cornbread
Recipe adapted from Southern Living June 2009
Pictures by Caroline

2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
5 large eggs
1 (16 oz.) container sour cream*
1/2 cup butter
2 cups fresh blackberries
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Grease an 11 x 7 (or similar sized round or oval pan).
  2. Stir together cornmeal, powder, soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream and butter. Add to cornmeal mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Fold in blackberries. Spoon batter into pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.**
*We also tried this with half sour cream, half plain yogurt. The batch with the yogurt was definitely more moist than the sour cream only (not that it needed to be more moist! The sour cream only was perfectly fine), but probably healthier.
**You may want to cover the top with foil after 25-30 minutes to prevent the top from becoming too brown.


Ben and Summer said...

Oh wow, I am totally inviting you to all my BBQ's. Well, you, Caroline, at least, since I don't know Kelly and she might think that was a little wierd... I would anyway, but now I'm going to ask you to bring food too! This looks scrumptious:)

Matt and Kimbre said...


This is unrelated to corn bread, but Kimbre made a batch of PBFB's and they were most excellent. Have you ever sprinkled toffe bits on the top, it was a pleasnt little surprise.

Has the Fuzzy Wedgies recipe been posted yet??

Jessie said...

I wanted to try this, but had to make two substitutions with things I had on hand. I used homemade yogurt and fresh raspberries. It turned out quite tasty.

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