Sourdough Cornbread - The Gingered Whisk

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sourdough Cornbread

Sourdough Cornbread (The Gingered Whisk)

I feel like we are finally mostly settled into our new house. The boxes, with an exception of 3 stashed into the guest room closet, are unpacked. Art and photos are hung on the walls. I think I have finally stopped fiddling with the built in book shelves surrounding the living room fireplace (who ever would have thought that making a bookshelf look pretty but still containing the vast majority of you obsessive book collection would be so hard?!). I have figured out how to drive to most places, and where most items are in the utterly massive grocery store. Next up: making friends! I always struggle with this, as I am not really the most outgoing person. I am perfectly fine to be quiet and don't feel the "need to lead". But I am also not ok not having friends. I know that social interaction is something I need, not only for friends but so we don't go totally stir crazy staying at home all the time. And so, I force myself to be outgoing and attempt to make friends. I relied heavily on my MOPS mamas in Marietta, and found not only playdates and wonderful meetings to help me grow as a mom, but I found some amazing, wonderful friends. I have found two groups here that I am checking out and hope to be finding some beautiful new friendships soon! (uh..anyone in Des Moines wanna be my friend? Haha) 

Sourdough Cornbread (The Gingered Whisk)

Also, I have a surprise for you. Well, not so much a surprise as me finally doing what I should to begin with. Haha. I realized the other day that I haven't been updating my Recipe Box in, um, over a year. So I went ahead and have been updating it for you like crazy! You can now search through all (um, almost all) the recipes I have posted, as well as print, email, and text the recipes, or post it to Facebook, twitter or pinterest. I can't exactly promise to keep it up, because we all know I'm pretty lazy. But I know how cool the feature is and how nice it is to print the recipe off, so I'll do my best! :) 

Sourdough Cornbread (The Gingered Whisk)

This might be one of my new favorite ways to use cornbread. Ever. It was so quick to throw it together in the morning, let it sit all day, and then have a delicious cornbread for dinner that night. It is nice and moist, without being too "cake like". The sourdough flavor here is slightly more than subtle, but not overpowering. It still tastes like cornbread, but with a bit extra pizzaz. 

Sourdough Cornbread (The Gingered Whisk)

Sourdough Cornbread

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Keywords: bread cornmeal sourdough
Ingredients (8 servngs)
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
In a large bowl mix together the starter milk, cornmeal and flour.
Cover and let sit on the counter for 8-24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, eggs, melted butter, and sea salt.
Stir the wet ingredients into the soured batter.
Sprinkle the baking powder and baking soda over top and stir well to incorporate.
Pour the batter into a greased 8" cast iron skillet (or 12 muffin pans, or 2 5"x9" bread pans).
Bake 35 minutes (or 15 for muffins).
When golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing.
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recipe slightly adapted from The Pocket Farmer

Don't forget to check out the other amazing sourdough cornbreads that were made for Sourdough Surprises this month!


  1. That looks amazing! I hope mine looks as good when it comes out of the oven.

  2. Jenni, yum, skillet corn bread slathered with butter! I have no doubt you will make many friends in your new home, enjoy the journey!

  3. Looks tasty- and a great twist on corn bread.

  4. Hooray for being more settled and meeting people and all the FUN parts of moving! And that cornbread looks outstanding. I love the maple syrup in there - DELICIOUS!

  5. I love how simple this is to throw together.

  6. I have been moving home a lot, and the hardest part was always leaving the people you love behind while trying to make new friends! Baking and sharing made it a bit easier - I never made skillet cornbread, looks lovely - I got so many great ideas from this challenge!

  7. Sourdough cornbread was the best I've ever had!

  8. I'm assuming the sourdough should be pretty active???....

  9. I just found out your sourdough cornbread recipe in Pinterest. I'm so happy to see that it can be used the sourdough starter to make the cornbread. To be honest, I never taste the cornbread before. So that why I really want try to make it. I have already put my soured batter on the counter for almost 4 hours and also the size expanded double already. The room temperature is 34C in my kitchen room. Is it enough? Can I go to next step to stir the wet ingredient into the sores batter?

  10. Jenni, sourdough cornbread is really yummy! This is my first time to taste a cornbread. I really want to try to make it before. Thank you for sharing your recipe.


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