I adapted this recipe I am showing you today from a book I have had for a very long time entitled Bread for Breakfast, by Beth Hensperger. It is one of my favourite books when it comes to picking out special bakes for breakfast for when you have the whole family around, the holidays or just when you want to have something a little bit special and different for breakfast or brunch. Breads like this delicious Vanilla Breakfast Cornbread!
I love, LOVE cornbread and had never thought of making a vanilla baked one. Boy was I ever missing out! This is utterly fantastic!
It looks really simple . . . but don't let how simple it looks fool you into thinking this isn't special. Delicious doesn't need to be complicated or pretty!
It also goes together really, really quickly. It does take about 40 to 45 minutes in the oven, but if you get up a bit before everyone else and have gone to trouble of mixing the dry ingredients together in a bowl the night before, all you really need to do on the morning is heat the oven, beat together the wet and then mix them into the dry.
By the time everyone else wakes up they will be slavering after that delicious smell of vanilla which has been wafting down the hall or up the stairs to their rooms! Boy oh boy, does this smell good when it is baking!
I am going to make this again at Christmas time. I think it will go down a real treat. I can't wait to have some more tomorrow toasted. I'm going to slice it and pop it under the grill until it is golden brown and crisp on the edges . . . and a tiny bit on the surface so that I can gild it with some sweet butter and maybe some jam. I think strawberry or apricot will go down really well. Shhh . . . don't tell anyone! I'll just have a smidgen of the high fruit low sugar one.
*Vanilla Breakfast Corn Bread*Makes one 8 inch round or square cake
I love these napkins I used today. I had forgotten all about them. They are the perfect rustic touch. I love blue and white anything and seersucker. They were throwaways from the Big House when I worked there. She didn't like them. Her loss was my gain because I adore them!