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Who likes sweet cornbread?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by gwalchmai, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Wife and I stopped by <strike>Po</strike> Just Folks for lunch Saturday and were served the dessertified confection that seems to pass for cornbread nowdays - even in the South. Is there some reason for restaurants putting sugar in cornbread? Does it make it cook quicker or something? Every southerner I've asked tells me they prefer the gritty, salt & buttermilk flavor of "real" cornbread to the cakelike "yankee cornbread", but ALL the restaurants seem to serve the sweet stuff. Any ideas as to why this invasion is occurring?

    (and don't even get me started on cracklins) :soap:
     
  2. OXCOPS

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    I like regular homemade cornbread. I hate teh pre-packaged mix for regular.

    However, I hate homemade sweet, but love the pre-packaged JIFFY sweet mix.
     

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    My cornbread recipe calls for 1 tablespoon sugar.Thats not to bad,
    I don't think I could hang real sweet cornbread;P ^1
     
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    I prefer my cornbread with jalepenos, actual corn & other goodies. Sweet doesn't cut it.
     
  5. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    Boston Market makes what I consider the best cornbread and I'm sure it would be in the sweet category...
    I could eat it as a meal...

    I think it's "the most appealing to the most amount of people"...
    Not just appealing to people who already like cornbread...

    Maybe...

    ;c
     
  6. norm357

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    Only yankees and the french eat sweet cornbread. Nuff said.
     
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    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    New Jersey here!

    ;c
     
  8. Kimberly Hall

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    I only like sweet cornbread..the real stuff doesn't taste good..and I"m a true southerner lol..just like we like our tea SWEET and not add some sugar to cold , yuckie, unsweetned tea lol.
     
  9. norm357

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    ROFLMAO See!;z
     
  10. gwalchmai

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    Mom would start with an iron skillet, not always cast iron. She'd preheat it with a dollop of Crisco to get a good coating. The batter was essentially the recipe from the corn meal bag, with maybe an extra egg for substance, and some amount of buttermilk, but she's never said how much. The batter would hit the hot grease in the pan and form a hard shell. When it came out of the oven it was about 2 - 2 1/2 inches thick, hard on the top with just a sprinkling of grit, and slightly firm but spongy inside. Not a trace of sugar, either.

    My wife can approach it on a good day, but we still fight over Mom's when we're there.
     
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    Sweet cornbread ;0 ;0 ;0 ;0 ;T ;T
    Not this MISSISSIPPI Boy
     
  12. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    AND NOT THIS MISSISSIPPI GIRL EITHER!!

    This has been a topic of discussion in our office for MONTHS.

    Putting sugar in your cornbread is kinda like taking chicken salad made with dark meat to a Junior League meeting. It's a real good indicator of where you're from. Yankees can keep their sugar.
     
  13. BudMott

    BudMott Tonight Pinky!

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    I know exactly who did it, his name is Jiffy.
    JM
     
  14. WolfmanGK

    WolfmanGK Super Plump

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    I like it the sweeter the better, of if it is blad then plenty of honeybutter.
     
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    Nickotym BillofNeeds?NO!

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    my wife likes it with the sugar double from the 1/4 cup the recipe calls for in a 8x8 pan. Then we slather it with maple syrup.:)
     
  16. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    I like sweet cornbread. I don't like grits without some sugar either. I hate chitlins. I would be hung in the south.
     
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    all this talk about cornbread makes me hungry.
    who wants to give me some cornbread?? ;f
     
  18. gwalchmai

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    Nonsense. Merely moving down here doesn't really increase your manliness at all. :cool:
     
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    The only sugar that needs to be in cornbread is the honey that you put on the top.
     
  20. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    Hmmmmm... Maybe I should edit that...;P