We also tested this recipe using 1/2 cup melted butter in place of the canola oil and loved the rich, pound cake-like flavor it gave to this sweet cornbread. It's delicious with peach preserves.
2 cups self-rising white cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
5 large eggs
1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
1/2 cup canola oil
2 cups fresh blackberries
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together cornmeal and sugar in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Whisk together eggs, sour cream, and oil; add to cornmeal mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in blackberries. Spoon batter into a lightly greased 12-inch cast-iron skillet.
Bake at 450° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 25 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary.
Blackberry Cornbread Muffins: Prepare batter as directed. Coat 2 muffin pans with vegetable cooking spray; spoon batter into muffin pans, filling three-fourths full. Bake at 450° for 15 to 17 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack. Makes 2 dozen muffins. Bake: 15 min. Cool: 5 min.
Outstanding barely describes this wonderful treat. The berries do not over power like you might think. Flavor is very subtle. I served this beside Grilled Drumsticks coated in Balsamic-Berry marinade. I used Light Sour Cream to cut down on fat and calories.
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