Grandmothers and Cornbread
I was blessed to have two exceptional grandmothers. Both fine women who raised families and overcame adversities sent their way. Each was a fine cook and had their own specialties. However, one clear difference was that one grandmother made yellow cornbread and the other made white cornbread.
What's the difference you ask? Well, yellow corn makes yellow cornmeal and white corn makes white cornmeal. As a child, I always liked the yellow cornbread. To me it had a sweeter flavor, especially with extra butter. As an adult, my tastes run toward bitter, spicy, and not so sweet. So, last night I made a pan of white cornbread.
My only complaint? That would be that it turned out a bit thin. Maybe a smaller skillet next time, or a double batch in this one. The flavor was spot on and the bottom had a crispy crust.
If you are looking for a good cornbread recipe, here is a good place to start.
"I'm a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome."