Baking Cornbread: Did I Hit it or Miss it?

Hello guys!! Welcome to the very first episode of Try Tuesdays'!! ðŸŽŠðŸ’ƒðŸ» Today, I will be telling you guys about my cornbread baking experience. I baked cornbread using two different mixes; I used the Duff Goldman maple brown sugar cornbread & muffin mix and the Krusteaz honey cornbread & muffin mix. So, here's how it went:

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First, What is cornbread?: "It is a type of bread made from cornmeal and typically leavened without yeast." It is mostly a Southern American dish. 

I have had cornbread before in Tulsa at a restaurant called Cracker Barrel and I was obsessed. I always ordered cornbread from there and I have been missing it so, I decided to try to make it myself and It was an interesting experience.

Ingredients in both batters: Muffin mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and milk

Ingredients in both batters: Muffin mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and milk

My first attempt using the Duff Goldman maple brown sugar cornbread & Muffin mix. Baked for 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

My first attempt using the Duff Goldman maple brown sugar cornbread & Muffin mix. Baked for 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

My first attempt looked kinda terrible but tasted good (I say that lightly) ðŸ˜‚. I used the Duff Goldman mix and my batter was not thick enough so it spilled all over while it was in the oven. 

Was it delicious?: UHHHH!! Guys!! I hated it sooo much. If you love sugary cornbread or sugar in general then this is for you but the reason I loved cracker barrel cornbread so much is because it's salty. I know I wanted to try something new but I hate sugar and this just tasted like sugary cake. I'll probably never buy this mix again.

My second attempt using the Krusteaz honey cornbread & muffin mix

My second attempt using the Krusteaz honey cornbread & muffin mix

So, for my second attempt I used the Krusteaz honey cornbread mix and I got the batter right this time. Yayyyyyy 💃💃 I actually added a little bit (1/4 cup) of melted butter to this batter and I used the whole mix so I think that helped a lot. It was thicker and fluffy. I used half of the maple brown sugar mix in my first attempt and that kind of threw the whole consistency off.

Baked for 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Baked for 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Was it delicious?: UHHHHHHH!! Guys!! I also hated it. I thought that it would be salty because the box didn't say it had sugar but when I tasted it, to my surprise, it was sugary as well. I was so angry guys. I baked more of it because I thought I'd love it but then it was just a little bit less sugary than the maple brown sugar mix and that was so disappointing. I won't be repurchasing these but please if you know any salty cornbread mix then please recommend them to me. I think I'd try making it from scratch later in life 😂 but for now, until I go to Cracker Barrel again, I bid cornbread adieu. 

Breakfast: Cornbread and Egg Sauce

Breakfast: Cornbread and Egg Sauce

That's all guys!! I hope you enjoyed reading today's post. Tell me in the comment section if you have ever had cornbread (did you like it or not) or if you would consider trying it. Please don't forget to click the heart button below to like this post, share this post, and Subscribe to my mailing list to get first dibs on all my posts. See you guys later! Bye!!

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Sayiee