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Secret cornbread recipe?

My husband and I were in North Carolina over the weekend for the lovely wedding of one of my business school friends.  For anyone who is planning a wedding (particularly one that I might attend), I highly recommend serving “midnight snacks.”  The trays of grilled cheese and milkshakes that were passed around the ballroom at 11:00 were a welcome sight!  While in NC, we split our time between Greensboro, where we stayed with another friend from business school (thank you, Amy!) and Winston-Salem, where the wedding was held.  One of the culinary highlights of the weekend was the cornbread at Lucky 32 in Greensboro, which was the best cornbread I’ve tasted (and I’ve eaten a lot of cornbread…).  Imagine my excitement when I visited the restaurant’s Website and discovered that there are recipes posted.  With great anticipation, I clicked on the link to the cornbread recipe and here’s what I found:

This is one house recipe that is difficult to translate to a home version. We suggest that you use your favorite basic cornbread recipe or mix and add the following ingredients: creamed corn, shredded cheddar cheese, and a little sugar.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until all ingredients are moist (there may be some lumps – this is okay). Avoid over-mixing. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in hot oven for one hour until golden brown and knife comes out clean when inserted in middle. Slice and serve warm.

My cornbread recipe uses all of these ingredients and the result, while quite good, is not nearly as impressive as what I tasted at Lucky 32.  *Sigh*  Happily, the other recipes are more instructive, and I look forward to making peanut butter pie, grit cakes and other delicacies.  Enjoy the recipes!


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