What do you do when you have no corn bread mix?  Well, you make it the old-fashioned way, from scratch.  You know what?  It was just as easy as the mix, I promise.  The recipe comes from the back of the 24-oz Quaker yellow corn meal round canister, enriched and exterminated, as container says.

Easy Corn Bread, Payne’s Pantry

Equipment needed:

8 or 9 inch square pan, greased

Measuring cup

Measuring spoons

Medium mixing bowl 

Small mixing bowl

Fork for beating egg

Large spoon for stirring batter

Knife for spreading butter

Tooth picks

Ingredients:  

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

3/4 c. Quaker’s yellow corn meal

1/4 c. sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt (optional)

1 c. milk

1/4 c. vegetable oil

2 egg whites or 1 egg beaten

Butter to put on cooked bread

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease an 8 or 9 inch pan.  Combine dry ingredients with large spoon in medium bowl. Stir in milk, oil, and egg from small mixing bowl, mixing with large spoon until dry ingredients are moistened.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Tooth pick should be inserted into center of corn bread, coming out clean.  Immediately spread butter all over top of corn bread.  Serve warm.  Makes 9-12 pieces, depending on what size is cut. You can do this!  Go for it!