Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Turn to Try

I have not been able to get that cornbread out of my head: The staple cornbread of Z'Tejas, with the secret ingredient! The one that is more than just another buffet style cube shaped yellow bread, the one with a crunchy brown exterior baked in a skillet.

Back in July I was invited to review this fabulous restaurant, you remember?

When Lori and Alex came to visit last weekend we visited Z'Tejas for another extravagant meal. We salivated once again over the Grilled Shrimp and Guacamole Tostada Bites and the Cornbread, and added a few new menu items to our list of drool worthy necessities.

2 months is a long time to think about cornbread.

Secret Cornbread

I'd like to say this is the secret recipe for Z'Tejas Cornbread, but it's just my cornbread with the Z'Tejas secret ingredient, but the best thing about it is it doesn't require honey or butter because it's baked right in.
8 tablespoons butter
½ cup honey
Whisk until honey is thin and incorporated

½ cup sugar
Secret Ingredient: 1 cup Plain Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, or two 5.3 oz containers
Stir to combine

1 ½ cups corn meal
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
Stir into honey mixture until wet

2 cups milk
4 eggs
Stir thoroughly

Pour into generously oil coated 11" inch cast iron pan, or skillet
Bake at 400F°, 30-40 minutes
Feeds 10-12 servings
This is a great recipe for scratch made, home cooked cornbread, but do you want to get your grubby hands on some fluffy, moist and decadent Z'Tejas cornbread?

You can win a $40 gift certificate to Z'Tejas!
All you need to do is simply leave a comment about how you like your cornbread!

Kitty says,
"I like cornbread
at Z'Tejas!"

Contest is open until Friday, October 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be selected by random.org, be sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

19 Sweet Talkers:

Sylwia said...

Hey Kitty! Your conbread looks amazing! I generally make stuffing with mine or serve it as a side kick to a meal. I'll have to try your recipe.

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

OH I cannot express to you how infatuated with the cornbread at Z'Tejas I am. I love it. Seriously, I think I could eat it for every meal for two weeks and still love it. So that's how I love my cornbread - Z'Tejas style.

Barbara said...

Your cornbread recipe is wonderful! I am putting mine aside and trying yours for the holidays!

Nicole said...

I love cornbread! My only real prerequisite is moist. I really really really dislike dry cornbread. (I LOVE Z'Tejas though. YUM)

Heidi said...

Cornbread is surely a southern thing and ZTejas does it up right. I'd love to have some of theirs again.

Designs By Mikel said...

Oh... looks so yummy! I like mine hot with tons of honey butter! Will have to try your recipe

Camille said...

I've heard so much about Z-tejas' cornbread and it looks so yummy! My only requirement with cornbread is LOTS of honeybutter! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

killerbunny said...

I love my cornbread Fresh & Hot and with LOTS of melted butter, almost drowning in butter.

Ginny O. said...

I can't wait for my next trip to Utah so I can go to Zejas! and eat all the yummy dishes you have suggested. Especially the cornbread, because I like my cornbread thick and moist with lots of butter and honey poured
on. This would be so nice to

Lori said...

oh man how I love ztejas cornbread! It is so moist and crunchy and hot! Oh and did i mention the butter that comes with it makes it even better-We asked for more immediately! I completely forgot that it's secret ingredient is yogurt so thank you for the recipe! I've been eating it more and more ever since our amazing trip! Oh, and the pulled pork nachos were the BEST appetizer ever!

Benj and Melinda said...

I wish I lived in Utah and could eat at this place! You make it sound so yummy! I am going to tell all my family and friends in the area to check it out!

pamela said...

This recipe sounds soooo good. I never thought to try yogurt! Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway!

Evan said...

I loooove my cornbread with bacon grease baked right in! It makes the most moist and delicious cornbread ever!

Heather said...

OOOH my goodness! that looks soo amazing!!! oooh i have always wanted to know how to make good cornbread! thank you for sharing! YOU are the best!!!

trudatlinda said...

Not sure if it is cornbread but do you have a recipe for this corn bread like dish with bits of real corn in it...almost like a pudding. I've seen it at Chevy's.

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