Mustard Cornbread Mix
12 wide-mouth pint (2-cup) canning jars with lids and rings
1/2 yard print cotton fabric
1 round (6 yards) craft ribbon (for jars)
for 12 jars:
12 cups yellow corn meal
12 cups sifted flour
3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons salt
16 tablespoons baking powder
2 Tbsp dry mustard
2 pieces cardstock (for tags)
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all dry ingredients.
To package in jars: Wash, rinse and dry canning jars, lids and bands.
Packaging note: pre-mix ingredients thoroughly before filling
wide-mouth pint canning jars with 2 cups each of the finished mix. Mixing ingredients permits the finer flour granules to fill spaces between the cornmeal, and allows a single recipe to fit inside a pint jar. Layering ingredients for this recipe will require larger jars.
Place two cups Texas cornbread mix in each wide-mouth pint canning jar.
Cut twelve 7-inch circles from cotton fabric. Top each jar with fabric circle, and tie with ribbon.
Makes 12 gift jars.
Recipe Instructions (included on gift tag):
1 container (2 cups) Texas Cornbread Mix
1 cup milk
1/4 cup soft shortening (Crisco)
Preheat oven to 425F. Grease one 8-inch square pan, or 8-inch cast iron skillet, or cast iron cornbread mold.
Place cornbread mix into bowl, mix thoroughly. Add egg, milk and shortening. Hand-beat until smooth, about one minute. DO NOT OVERBEAT!
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for pan or skillet, 15 to 20 minutes for cornbread mold.