Mike's Recipes

Classic Cornbread with Hot Honey

  • Prep Time
    40 Minutes
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¾ cup AP flour
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cup buttermilk (or milk or combination)
  • 2 tbsp Mike's Hot Honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F, heat butter in a cast iron skillet in the oven. Remove butter from skillet and set aside, put the cast iron back in the oven.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add buttermilk, MHH, and eggs. Mix together until just combined. Add the slightly cooled melted butter and frozen corn, mix again until just combined.

Remove preheated cast iron from the oven and add the batter.

Bake until the cornbread begins to brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (about 20-23 minutes). Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing, drizzling with MHH, and serving with Mike's Honey Butter.

It’s time to take a culinary adventure with this elevated cornbread recipe you just discovered. Why is this cornbread unique compared to others? The special addition of our signature Mike’s hot honey, a sweet and sour drizzle, takes this comfort dish to a whole new level of flavor.

Get ready to learn how to make the perfect hot honey cornbread that will leave you adding this recipe to every meal.

Tips for Perfect Cornbread

How to Make Cornbread Less Crumbly

Making cornbread less crumbly is a common challenge, but you can conquer it by tweaking the recipe.

First, try adjusting the ingredient ratios, like increasing the liquid content or using less cornmeal.

Secondly, be mindful of overmixing; only mix until the ingredients are combined, as excessive stirring can lead to crumbly cornbread.

How to Warm Cornbread

Warming up cornbread is crucial for enhancing its flavor and texture. You can use different methods to reheat it, such as the microwave, oven, or stovetop. For a moist and tender texture, wrap your cornbread in a damp paper towel before reheating.

What Pairs with Cornbread

Cornbread is a versatile side that pairs perfectly with various dishes. Classic combinations include chili and BBQ, where the sweetness of cornbread complements the spiciness of the main course. Additionally, remember the simple yet delightful options, like spreading some butter or jam on your cornbread for a sweet and savory experience.

Serving Suggestions

Cornbread is not just a one-trick pony. You can serve it in various settings, from family dinners to potlucks. Its versatility shines as a side for hearty stews, chili, or BBQ. However, it can also be a star dish on its own, served with a dollop of honey butter or a side of your favorite hot honey sauce.

This hot honey butter cornbread recipe is a game-changer for your taste buds. You have learned how to create the perfect cornbread, how to make cornbread less crumbly, and how to warm it up to perfection. We have explored what pairs with cornbread, covering all the wonderful pairings that elevate the cornbread experience, and you've been introduced to different serving options.

Now it is your turn to try this recipe and explore the fantastic world of sweet honey cornbread. The next time you are hosting a meal or attending a potluck, consider making this sweet, spicy, and utterly delicious honey butter cornbread.

Remember to share your creations and explore more hot honey recipes on our website.

Grab the ingredients online or at your local retailer, gather your friends and family, and let your culinary journey begin. Find out more and enjoy every savory bite.

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