Southern Coastal Cornbread Skillet

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Southern Coastal Cornbread Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of chorizo, sliced and chopped
  • 1 cup of crab meat, chopped
  • 1/2 pound of raw shrimp, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 2 tablespoons of seafood seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups of self-rising corn meal
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of chopped chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

How to make:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a large cast-iron skillet or oven proof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium.

Saute together the first four ingredients until onions are translucent and shrimp are pink. Add in the seafood seasoning and corn. Remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl, combine corn meal, milk, vegetable oil, and eggs until well blended. Pour corn meal batter over sauteed skillet ingredients.

Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

In a small bowl, combine sour cream, chives, and black pepper.

Slice and serve. Top with sour cream mixture.

Serves 6-8.

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon coffee cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of salted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

How to make:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. In a medium bowl, blend together flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Combine the two mixtures until smooth. Pour half of the batter into a greased 9 x 13 dish.

In a medium bowl, blend brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle half of the streusel mixture on top of the batter.

Top with the remaining cake batter and sprinkle the other half of the streusel mixture on top. Drizzle with melted butter.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Can be made the night before, or served warm. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup or 2.25 sticks of salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk

How to make:

Using a stand mixer (if you have one–if not then a large mixing bowl), combine warm water and yeast. Then add in only a half cup of the flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place for about thirty minutes.

Next, add in the eggs, sugar, 1/2 cup of softened butter, salt, and remaining four cups of flour. Knead on medium speed, or by hand until smooth. Add more flour as needed to reduce the stickiness.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Continue to knead if not completely smooth. In a greased bowl, place the dough, cover with plastic wrap or a towel, return it to the warm place, and let sit until it has doubled in size. Roughly 1.5 – 2 hours.

Once ready, put the dough back on the floured surface and roll out to a 12-inch by 18-inch rectangle. Melt 1/2 butter and brush over the entire surface of the dough. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon and spread on top of the melted butter.

Roll up the dough. Using a very sharp knife or dental floss, slice the roll in half, then into quarters, and continue slicing until you have 12 equal size pieces. Place the rolls flat side down into a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let it refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, remove and place on the counter for an hour to return to room temperature. Rolls will rise.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until tops have browned.

To make the glaze, whip together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add confectioners sugar, vanilla, and just enough milk to make the mixture a glaze.

Once the rolls have cooled slightly, glaze and serve.

 

Homemade Biscuits

Fresh biscuits baked in a cast iron skillet

Homemade Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 8 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk

How to make:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Grease cookie sheet for baking.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together. Cut 4 tablespoons of softened butter into the mixture and grate 4 tablespoons of frozen butter with a cheese grater into the mixture. Using a fork, make a well and pour in buttermilk. Knead the dough and add more buttermilk if necessary.

Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface. Continue kneading until the dough consistency is even and roll out to 3/4 inch thickness, or desired thickness. Cut with a 2.5-inch biscuit cutter.

Place cut biscuits onto the cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Southern Cornbread

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Southern Cornbread

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of white self-rising cornmeal mix
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter

How to make:

Preheat over to 400 degrees.

Grease a 9×9 dish, cake pan, or glass pie dish.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together using a mixer until fluffy. Next blend in milk and eggs. Lastly, add in cornmeal until mixture runs smooth.

Pour into dish and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick runs clean.

Let cool for a few minutes. Slice, add butter and serve.

Serves 6-8.

Blueberry Sour Cream Streusel Muffins

Homemade Blueberry Muffins for Breakfast

Blueberry Sour Cream Streusel Muffins 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 3 T. butter

How to make:

Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Grease two muffin pans – roughly two dozen muffins.

Combine and stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl beat the egg with sour cream and milk. Stir in the oil. Add liquids all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir only until well blended. Carefully fold in the blueberries. Spoon into greased muffin pans.

Mix brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a blender until crumbly and sprinkle over the top of the muffin batter.

Bake for 15 minutes or until topping is deep brown.

Remove and cook.

Serve warm or cool.