Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing

My mother made the best Cornbread Dressing. I asked her for the recipe one day and she told me how she prepared it. She just put a little of this and a little of that.....well you get the idea. So, I went surfing on the internet and found this recipe. It is the closest to being Mom's Cornbread Dressing.

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/3 cup margarine, melted
12 slices day-old bread, crumbled
2 to 2 1/2 cups turkey or chicken broth*
1 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 8 or 9-inch square pan. Blend first 8 ingredients about 20 seconds. Beat vigorously 1 minute. Pour into pan. Bake 20 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool, crumble cornbread into a large bowl. Saute celery and onion in margarine until tender. Add sauteed veggies and remaining ingredients to crumbled cornbread, stirring well. Spoon dressing into a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Serves 8.

*Use 10 3/4 ounce can of chicken broth and 1 cup water instead of the turkey or chicken broth.


Tipper said...

Makes me wish for Thanksgiving dinner : )

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Shirley I am finally able to get on your blog again...YEAH..oh happy days!!! Mike is running a bunch of junk on my hopefully it is helping..have a wonderful week..:)