Cornbread and Sweet Milk
(Perfect Corn Bread)
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup yellow corn meal (stone-ground is best)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
Sift first 4 ingredients together; stir in corn meal.
Add eggs, milk and oil.
Beat with whisk till just smooth, about a minute. (Do not overbeat)
Pour into greased 9X9X2" pan.Bake at 425°
Pairs Well With
Ronny Bush - Son of Ida Belle and Joe Bush-Grandson of Effie and Milton Wharton
Effie (mama) lived with us most of my life. When mother (Ina Belle) and dad (Joe) started the BUSH'S WHOLESALE MEATS business, they'd be gone from home most of the day, they each would drive a truck loaded with meats. One would go to communities and schools east of Hwy 87 (now I27), the other would go west, and Effie would take care of us kids and did most of the cooking. The meat business changed thru the years, mother and dad wouldn't be gone, but were busy, so Effie would still do most of the cooking. Brother Don had a hobby of raising exotic birds, most were penned-up, but the peacocks and ducks would be free to walk around and paint the patio, drive-way and sidewalks. Effie would watch the ducks to see where would nest, then pick up their eggs for cornbread. She thought duck eggs made the best cornbread. Dad loved her cornbread. Hot cornbread with sweet milk poured over it couldn't be beat, in his mind (mine too).One day there were no ducks or peacocks! Dad was tired of walking in their paint ! When Effie discovered her duck egg supply was over, she was fit-to-be-tied, and Dad's cornbread supply was over! When mother found time, she'd make him cornbread. Sometime after Terri and I were married, I told her how I loved cornbread and sweet milk. She looked at me said, "sweet milk, what's sweet milk"? Terri wasn't raised with cows to milk and butter to churn, she didn't know, that on the farm we had buttermilk or sweet milk..I'm not sure what recipe Effie or mother used, I just know I love this recipe