Blueberry Skillet Cornbread

July 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

I got this mad craving the other day for cornbread. I even had my husband get one container of cornmeal while he was picking up our free Redbox rental randomly at the store. We got The Iron Lady if you were wondering. Rent it because Meryl Streep is amazing.
Back to the cornbread. Normally I would bust out with some Jiffy mix or have some that Nana made (when I lived with them) but we have a whole set of cast iron cookware so I decided to do my own thang. I adapted a recipe on the back of the container that I thought I’d share it with you.
Blueberry Skillet Cornbread
  • 3/4 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 & 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp butter (for greasing the pan)
To Make:
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place 8 inch cast iron skillet in the oven while oven preheats.
2) Blend all dry ingredients (corn meal, flour, sugar, powder and salt). Then stir in the milk, egg, oil and honey until mixed. Finally fold in the blueberries (I put frozen blueberries in without thawing them beforehand).
3) Take cast iron skillet out of the oven and place butter into the skillet. Turn skillet so the bottom and sides are covered. Now pour the batter into the skillet and put in oven.
4) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and top is lightly brown. Cut into however many slices you want. Or just eat it straight out of the pan if you feel so inclines.
5) Take a slice out of the skillet, while warm, slather some butter on it and enjoy!

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 10, 2012 § 1 Comment

These cookies won me “best cookie of the summer award” as granted by my dad and husband. I take that as a pretty high honor.
I once used Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies and the men really like them. However I consistently experienced technical difficulties when making them (they STICK to the pan like you wouldn’t believe and are paper thin). I decided to hunt down a new recipe and found a good one! This recipe comes from The Cookie Scoop.
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup plain malted milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened (recipe calls for unsalted but I used salted and omitted the salt)
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chip (used Hershey and they were great)
To make:
1) Preheat the oven to 350.  Cream the butter and sugars in a mixer until light and fluffy. While this happens, mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl (flour, malted milk powder, soda). 
3) Next, add the eggs, vanilla and sweetened condensed milk to the butter/sugar mixture until well combined.
4) Dump in the flour&stuff just and mix until all the dry ingredients are mixed in. Stir in chocolate chips.
5) Place dough in balls on cookie sheet and bake until edges are slightly brown (mine took quite awhile, 15-17 minutes.)

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