Every once in a while, I want corn bread. I'm still trying to find the perfect recipe. This is a good basic one to start with.
1 c. yellow cornmeal
1 c. milk
3 T. oil or melted butter
1/2 t. salt
2 T. honey (or sugar)
1 c. flour (I just use regular white flour)
3 t. baking powder
Mix together cornmeal, milk, egg, oil, salt, and honey. Set it aside for about 30 minutes. This lets the cornmeal soak up the liquids.
In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Stir into the cornmeal mixture just until mixed together.
Pour into a greased pie pan and bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick stuck into the middle comes out mostly clean. (You can also use an 8" square cake pan or an 8" cast iron skillet, but grease the skillet really well first.)
Add-ins, stir in with the flour:
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 small can chopped green chilies
1 c. canned corn, well drained
1/2 c. jalapeños, chopped small and well drained