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Recipe: Homemade Cornbread Mix

|June 2, 2011|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

With us being well into fall, and now that today is Halloween, it's hard to believe that in just a couple weeks we will be baking and cooking for family and friends.

With so much to do, and there never seems to be enough time, homemade mixes save me time. Also, when you have homemade mixes in the pantry you can whip something up to add to your meal to make it extra special. It's those little things that you do that put the lasting memories of all the good things you would make. That few extra minutes of effort means a lot.


4 cups flour
1 tablespoons salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
4 cups cornmeal

Combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. With a pastry blender or two knives cut in shortening until particles are fine. Add the cornmeal and mix well. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 months. LABEL AND DATE!

Makes about 10 cups of dry mix


Combine 2 1/2 cups cornbread mix with 1 large beaten egg and 1-1/4 cups milk. Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into a greased 8" square pan or greased muffin tins and bake at 425 degrees for 15-25 minutes until light golden brown and bread springs back when lightly touched with finger. Muffins will bake for the shorter time period.

It's nice to have this for making cornbread, cornbread stuffing/dressing, cornsticks, etc. – just use in your favorite recipes – much better than Jiffy!