The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Saturday, March 18, 2006



Every few months for the past year or two, I've been trying to make cornbread.

My Great Aunt (my Mom's Aunt) Freddie (yup, that is her real name) would made this wonderful cornbread and the thing was—I knew how she made it too. Using two packages of Martha White's Cotton Pickin' Cornbread™ Mix (just add water) baked in a hot skillet in the oven (you pre-heat the skillet).

Only that has never worked for me. Either they came out too flat (used too big of a skillet) or stuck like crazy to the skillet and the results where okay at best.

Tonight, I went ahead and made cornbread from scratch (flour, corn meal, baking power, baking soda, salt, egg, butter milk, shortening) and made sure the skillet (the 8″ one) was well greased.

It popped right out of the skillet and was the right thickness.


And boy, did it go fast!

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