Whatcha Makin' Now?: Sweet Cornbread Drops


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sweet Cornbread Drops

Sweet Cornbread Drops - yummy cornbread, perfect side for your summer BBQ!

One of my co-workers goes to Churches Chicken for lunch every once in awhile. And, she has a habit of giving me her biscuit which I'm completely okay with. They have the best biscuits; warm, buttery, with a touch of honey making for a crisp crust. Delish. I'm also a sucker for cornbread. Maybe I should tell my co-worker to go somewhere that sells cornbread next time.

When I was flipping through my Doughnuts cookbook, which you could win in my giveaway, and saw the recipe for Sweet Corn Drops I knew I had to make them. It reminded me of my 2 favs; cornbread and biscuits.

Sweet Cornbread Drops - yummy cornbread, perfect side for your summer BBQ!

I do think I'll skip the glaze next time and opt for a little butter or honey butter; the glaze made them a little too sweet. These would be a fun side to grilled chicken and veggies.

Don't forget to go enter my giveaway so we can make doughnuts together!! ;) 

Sweet Cornbread Drops - yummy cornbread, perfect side for your summer BBQ!

Sweet Cornbread Drops

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sweet corn
vegetable oil for frying

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, lemon zest, and honey on low speed. Add the butter and blend on medium speed. The mixture will be lumpy.

In a different bowl, combine the egg, milk, yogurt, and vanilla. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix for 30 seconds. Stir in the drained sweet corn. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 - 20 minutes.

Pour vegetable oil in heavy-bottomed pan so its 2 inch deep. For drop-style doughnuts heat oil to 330 degrees (F). Drop rounded spoonfuls of the batter into the oil and cook until light brown. Place on paper towel to cool.

I decided to glaze mine, but it's optional. It does make them more on the sweet side. You could also just brush with a little butter or honey butter.

Makes 15-25 drops.

Honey Glaze

1 1/2 cup powered sugar
1 tablespoon honey
3 or 4 tablespoon milk or water

Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Dip cornbread drops into glaze or spread on drops with a basting brush.

Source: Doughnuts by Lara Ferroni

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PS - If you're curious, I completed workout 3 of couch to 5K last night and I felt great! It was easier than workout 1 so that is a good feeling. I snacked on some strawberries (dipped in a little sugar) instead of having another Apple Cider Glazed Doughnut. :)