Cornbread With Many Options , Nellie Olson and Moonstruck in Montclair


Hi everyone. I know that cornbread does not seem like a very summery food, but it is if you have air conditioning and can put the oven on OR if you use a toaster oven.

Are you the kind of gal who picks up cornbread at the store already made? If so, shop no more because it really is simple and most of the ingredients are from your pantry. If you make it in a cast iron skillet, you will also feel like you are a pioneer woman like Laura Ingalls. Speaking of Laura Ingalls, do you know that that mean Nellie Olson character now has a book?! Confessions of a Prairie Bitch-no joke. here is the link:

Now I must go watch the SEASON PREMIER OF MADMEN!!!!!!!

P.S.This is a recipe I made with my friend, Bob Feinberg, who is the founder of the Montclair International Film Festival. His next movie is Moonstruck and watch us in the video above for the movie deets and to see our excellent acting:

Thursday July 29th (raindate Aug 5th)
8:30pm (film at 9:00pm sharp)
Church Street will be closed to traffic between S Fullerton and S Park

Basic Cornbread with Options:

1 cup stoneground cornmeal
1 cup unbleached flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk or whole milk
6 TBS melted butter OR 4 TBS coconut oil-delicious with this!
optional one cup of fresh or frozen and thawed corn
optional 1/3 cup maple syrup
optional minced jalapeno pepper with or without seeds

Combine all ingredients and bake in an 8″X8″ pan for about 25 minutes in a 325 degree oven or until knife comes out clean. yum!


9 Responses

  1. Love it! Moonstruck is my favorite film! that scene in the kitchen at the end…sigh! three generations, coming together (sometimes emotionally!), over simple food and deep love. Can't wait until thursday!

  2. Remember when we were at Estes park, and we added chipotle peppers to the corn bread…very good addition!

  3. Followup: The cornbread was fantabulous! My family ate most of it before I was able to serve it for dinner.

    I am making it again this afternoon in a heart-shaped baking pan – to go with the heart-shaped meatloaf I will serve. Corny but fun.

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