Learned this dish from my mama and it never disappoints! Everyone begs me for the recipe. I feel so proud

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Hot Water Cornbread is a beloved Southern dish that is both delicious and easy to prepare. Originating from African American culinary traditions, this cornbread is made with just a few simple ingredients and is known for its crispy outer crust and soft, fluffy inside. It's a perfect accompaniment to a variety of meals and can be enjoyed on its own or served with a range of sides.
To serve this delightful Hot Water Cornbread, there are several options that pair well with its unique taste and texture. One classic choice is to serve it with a generous dollop of homemade honey butter. This adds a touch of sweetness that perfectly complements the slightly savory nature of the cornbread. Another delicious option is to serve it with a side of collard greens or black-eyed peas. The earthy flavors of these Southern staples harmonize beautifully with the cornbread, creating a comforting and satisfying meal.
Hot Water Cornbread Recipe:
3/4 cup self-rising yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Approximately 1 cup hot water (adjust as needed)
Oil for frying
1. Combine cornmeal, flour, and salt in a small bowl.
2. Use a fork to mix, then gradually add hot water until you have a thin batter.
3. Let the batter rest while you heat a skillet over medium heat with a thin coat of oil.
4. Add batter to the skillet without overcrowding.
5. Cook until edges brown and bubbles appear, then flip and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.
6. Drain on paper towels.
Serve the Hot Water Cornbread hot with your preferred accompaniments such as honey butter, collard greens, black-eyed peas, or any other side dishes that you prefer.
Enjoy the delightful combination of crispiness and softness that Hot Water Cornbread brings to the table. This simple and flavorful cornbread recipe is sure to become a family favorite and a go-to side dish for any occasion.
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