Blueberry Cornbread With Ginger-Honey Butter

It’s totally acceptable to eat this cake for breakfast because it’s just cornbread, right? Cooking the “cake” in a large cast iron skillet imparts super crusty delicious edges and prevents the blueberries from sinking in the batter. Speaking of blueberries, if you’re making this cake during the wintertime, frozen blueberries can be substituted for fresh. A note on compound butter: if you have leftovers, transfer it to a sheet of wax or parchment paper, shape it into a log, and roll it up. You can store it in the fridge and cut off slices when you need it.

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Photo by Greg DuPree
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 407.31 calories
    • Fat 22.63 g
    • Sat Fat 13.63 g
    • Cholesterol 87.89 mg
    • Sodium 342.59 mg
    • Protein 4.31 g
    • Carbohydrate 48.56 g
    • Sugar 25.14 g
    • Fiber 1.28 g
It’s totally acceptable to eat this cake for breakfast because it’s just cornbread, right? Cooking the “cake” in a large cast iron skillet imparts super crusty delicious edges and prevents the blueberries from sinking in the batter. Speaking of blueberries, if you’re making this cake during the wintertime, frozen blueberries can be substituted for fresh. A note on compound butter: if you have leftovers, transfer it to a sheet of wax or parchment paper, shape it into a log, and roll it up. You can store it in the fridge and cut off slices when you need it.

Ingredients

  1. Check Cornbread:
  2. Check 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  3. Check 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  4. Check cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided 
  5. Check 1 cup fine yellow cornmeal
  6. Check teaspoons baking powder
  7. Check 1 teaspoon table salt
  8. Check ¾ cup granulated sugar 
  9. Check 2 large eggs
  10. Check ½ cup whole milk
  11. Check cup honey
  12. Check Butter: 
  13. Check ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  14. Check 2 tablespoons honey
  15. Check 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  16. Check ¼ teaspoon table salt

Directions

Make the Cornbread:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 2 tablespoons of the butter in a 9- or 10-inch cast-iron skillet and place in oven while it preheats. Combine blueberries and 1 tablespoon of the flour in a small bowl; toss to coat.
  2. Whisk cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1½ cups flour in a large bowl. Beat remaining 12 tablespoons butter in a separate large bowl with an electric mixer on medium until creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Add milk and honey and beat on low until just combined. (Mixture may look grainy.) Add cornmeal mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Remove skillet from oven and tilt to coat with melted butter. Spread batter in skillet and sprinkle blueberries evenly over top. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 38 minutes.


Make the Butter:

  1. Combine butter, honey, ginger, and salt in a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Serve with warm cornbread.