Honey-Glazed Corn Bread
Honey-Glazed Corn Bread Erin McDowell

News flash: Corn bread isn’t just for serving alongside hearty dishes on cold days. End of summer is prime time for this baked delight--especially since our recipe calls for fresh kernels right off the cob. We like to serve this slightly sweet version with bacon and eggs in place of toast, with a crunchy salad in place of a roll or even with homemade ice cream and berries in place of shortcake.

  • Makes one 9-by-9-inch loaf
  • Start to Finish: 1 hour

Ingredients

½ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup cornmeal

¼ cup sugar

1½ teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons melted butter, divided

4 tablespoons honey, divided

1 egg

½ cup buttermilk

½ cup fresh sweet corn kernels, uncooked (or substitute canned or frozen, if desired)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9-by-9-inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt to combine.

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and add 4 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoons honey, the egg and buttermilk. Mix all the ingredients to combine.

4. Gently fold in the corn kernels. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the corn bread for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

5. While the corn bread is baking, mix the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter with the 2 tablespoons honey. As soon as you remove the pan from the oven, use a pastry brush to glaze the finished corn bread with the honey butter. Cool at least 15 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

Finishing Touches

It's the details that count! Try these tips

  • More of a muffin kind of gal? Scoop the batter into a lightly greased muffin tin (yield is 9 muffins). Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Then glaze with honey butter, let cool and serve.

  • Can’t get enough corn? Try our favorite velvet corn soup.