Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bacon Blueberry Cornbread - Just What the Doctor Ordered

It actually was down to freezing after temperatures in the 50's.  A good night for a simple meal, served with salad.

Bacon Blueberry Cornbread.

It's the bomb.  Moist and both sweet and savory with a smoky/crunchy crust.
Preheat oven to 425 F.

Cook 6-7 pieces of bacon in a cast iron skillet.  Remove bacon and pour off 90% of the drippings, leaving a two or three teaspoons in the pan, swish it around and up the sides.

In a large bowl mix

1 and 1/2 cups corn meal
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1/2 cup white sugar
two pinches of nutmeg
In another bowl whisk

2 large eggs
1 and 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon lard - melted

Mix wet ingredients into dry in the big bowl until moistened and pour into bacon greased pan.  Top with a pint of fresh blueberries (fresh in season or thawed from frozen, then patted dry to remove the extra juice) and chopped bacon.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.  If not done - reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 5-10 minutes. Edges should be nicely brown and a knife stuck in the center should come out clean when it is done.

Served with a big salad and a cold beer for Partner in Grime it was a great little supper.

And someone woke up from their nap when the pan went past.


  1. Never heard of this kind of cornbread but sound's yummy,gotta try it!!

  2. That sounds sooooooo delicious !!

  3. You just gave me the inspiration for what I'll be taking to a Christmas potluck on Saturday!! YUM!!!

  4. That sounds really good. I see now why you waited until after eating to post about it: it avoids that long line on the front porch. :)

  5. I'm not certain it would work, but it's missing chocolate and caramel...?


  6. @armedlaughing, I made it up this morning and to give it more of a Canadian flavour I reduced some Sortilege (whiskey and maple syrup liqueur) and drizzled it on top after it cooled. I think it will be just right.


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