Z’Tejas Style Cornbread

My husband loves cornbread. Loves it, loves it.

I have tried my hand at several cornbread recipes in the past and they haven’t measured up to either of our expectations: too dry, too cornmeal-ey, too bland, etc.

I came across this recipe in a neighborhood cookbook Brian’s aunt gave me and had to try it because my husband and I love the Z’Tejas restaurant solely based on the cornbread they bring out before your meal.

This did not disappoint.

It was moist and delicious with great texture. I baked it in my reliable cast iron pan and am so glad I did because it baked evenly with great color.

This is going into my files as my ultimate (so far) cornbread recipe.

Z’Tejas Style Cornbread

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup creamed corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. In a large mixing bowl, whisk yogurt, buttermilk, eggs and butter together. Add the creamed corn and frozen corn. Pour into a greased 9X13 pan or use a buttered cast iron skillet and fill the skillet 1/2 full (if using a skillet you will have leftover batter so go ahead and make some cornbread muffins or a smaller pan of bread).
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes (check with a toothpick that should come out clean).
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Recipe Source:adapted from Aunt Julie’s neighborhood cookbook