Cornbread | Basics with Babish

  • Published on Dec 12, 2019
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    Cornbread, as it turns out, wears many hats: essential barbecue side, thing-that-makes-chili-worth-eating, cultural mainstay, even dessert when it has to be. However you want to enjoy it, a few simple tricks will keep your crumb light and and your crusts crunchy, no matter upon which side of the Mason Dixon Line you lie.
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  • Anti Social Moth
    Anti Social Moth 14 hours ago

    Oh, bless his heart. Honey, find a recipe that uses actual corn.

  • Logan Cox
    Logan Cox 17 hours ago

    Honey butter was Andrew's nickname in high school.

  • Skull Knight00
    Skull Knight00 2 days ago

    H O N E Y B U T T E R

  • mark king
    mark king 3 days ago

    This plus your chili, makes a great meal.

  • CQ Chase
    CQ Chase 3 days ago

    C o r n

  • V 33
    V 33 4 days ago

    Cornbread w/o sugar is gross...😖

  • DwightG
    DwightG 4 days ago

    Cornbread and milk is one of the best things man.

  • Emmanuel Martín
    Emmanuel Martín 6 days ago

    Shut the front door

  • Mario G.
    Mario G. 7 days ago

    Could I just wait until butter is cooled instead of adding an ice cube? Or maybe using just 75% or brown butter and adding in 25% of cool butter to drop the temp a bit before mixing it with the batter?

  • LucasWerewolf
    LucasWerewolf 7 days ago

    why not use grams.. :(

  • Nikki With The Blog
    Nikki With The Blog 8 days ago

    7:50 my type of corn bread

  • bamashutterbug
    bamashutterbug 8 days ago +2

    As someone who was born and raised in the deep south... I can assure you ... this is not how it's done. Nice try though! On a side note, you ALWAYS turn the cornbread upside down when you take it out of the cast iron skillet to cool and the oil does not go IN the cornbread... it only goes in the skillet and it is never, ever sweet. Bless your heart ;-)

  • Samantha Jacobs
    Samantha Jacobs 8 days ago

    I'm from the south, and your first recipe really captured classic cornbread. My uncle really likes sweet cornbread, so i do eat it now and again, but i much prefer the regular cornbread over the sweet. Regular cornbread just goes with most things i think, whereas sweet cornbread is really good for a few meals.

  • samiya
    samiya 8 days ago

    i don't even come here to learn how to make food only cuz he is so funny

  • Lauren Jost
    Lauren Jost 9 days ago

    cornbread SHOULD NOT BE SWEET

    • V 33
      V 33 4 days ago

      Lauren Jost lies! 😂

  • Hermit Crabbe
    Hermit Crabbe 9 days ago +1

    Say "the thiccness I desire" again

  • Paul R. Screvane
    Paul R. Screvane 9 days ago

    8:40 anyone know what this song is

  • Yoda
    Yoda 9 days ago

    I always crumble my cornbread into my chilli so grain size matters next to nothing

  • thejmeister
    thejmeister 9 days ago

    How does something I've never eaten make my mouth water?

  • Passive Agressive
    Passive Agressive 9 days ago

    The thing is when you skillet bake, the bottom overcooks and becomes too hard

  • Commander Shepard
    Commander Shepard 9 days ago +15

    "The thiccness I desire"
    Ah yes another man of culture

  • will prather
    will prather 12 days ago +7

    Born and raised southerner who prefers sweet corn bread here. Don’t tell my family.

    • Kilo Mintoni
      Kilo Mintoni 4 days ago

      As a dessert, perhaps. A good buttermilk cornbread in my cast iron skillet. Whoo-wee. Sweet gets nasty with a meal. Rice and stewed tomatoes with _sweet_ cornbread? Nah.

  • Zachary Dinubilo
    Zachary Dinubilo 14 days ago

    Who else was expecting him to say he was sponsored by raid shadow legends

  • Scorn of the moon
    Scorn of the moon 14 days ago


  • Kilik Shihoin
    Kilik Shihoin 14 days ago

    It sounds good but but you Sinner

  • Rebecca Galvin
    Rebecca Galvin 15 days ago

    I just made the last cornbread recipe of the video and the honey butter for breakfast and it’s fantastic! Though I added about a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the honey butter mix because I love vanilla. 10/10 will make again.

  • Gal Peleg
    Gal Peleg 17 days ago

    I actually tried making the last version what you called the "apex". Honestly, I thought it had too much butter in it. I would prefer it about 30% less rich... If feels like a butter cake more than bread.

  • Pocah Doll
    Pocah Doll 17 days ago

    Please try "coffee" from Monster's inc pleasee

  • Tevin Crite
    Tevin Crite 17 days ago

    You gone one eat your corn bread

  • Corn Bread
    Corn Bread 18 days ago +1

    I can appreciate this video

  • MissViolence
    MissViolence 18 days ago

    I just really want some jalepeno and honey cornbread now..... it looks so good. >_>

  • Lou Lenehan
    Lou Lenehan 18 days ago

    If you wanna get really northern you should try making it with maple syrup.

  • Peasant
    Peasant 19 days ago +1

    *ASMR with Andrew*

  • Julia Andrews
    Julia Andrews 19 days ago

    i would like you to be my uncle pleazse thank you

  • Jon V
    Jon V 19 days ago

    No "Hot Water" cornbread?

  • CyberOstrich _
    CyberOstrich _ 19 days ago

    Hey babish, I have a question. WHY DID THE BUTTER EXPLODE?

  • DanRage47
    DanRage47 19 days ago

    Honey butter... .honey butter.... honey beer... butter beer. DAMMIT.

  • 593swheeler
    593swheeler 19 days ago

    Why you gotta do me like that with the honey butter? Damnit, now I’m hungry

  • MarkD1159
    MarkD1159 20 days ago

    Yankee cornbread makes me sad.

  • Litleo Thetruth
    Litleo Thetruth 20 days ago

    This man said the ratchet😂😂

  • Jake Kirby
    Jake Kirby 20 days ago +1

    I was raised on cornbread, and I approve! However, you should always flip your cornbread, I dont know why but its what i was taught

  • Bushido Brown
    Bushido Brown 20 days ago

    Wow blue apron! I cook for both fun and a paycheck, and have never through about sheet pan upside down cakes...let alone upside down cakes with corn batter what

  • Bushido Brown
    Bushido Brown 20 days ago

    h o n e y b u t t e r

  • The Bee Man
    The Bee Man 20 days ago +3

    If you want raw, unfiltered honey to kick that honey butter up to the next level, let me know

  • Azure Fang
    Azure Fang 21 day ago +3

    I'm a "yankee", but the moment I saw flour go into that cornmeal I couldn't continue watching. I dunno what you were making in the second half, but that's NOT cornbread.

  • Lanie Brumfield
    Lanie Brumfield 21 day ago

    Even if it is northern cornbread I’m very proud you made it into jalapeño cornbread. Literally as I was saying I wish the southern was jalapeno, you said the other one would be jalapeno 😂❤️ love your videos...

  • Swords Man Moonlight
    Swords Man Moonlight 22 days ago +1

    “This video is sponsored by Blue Apron” reminds me of how Death Battle would always do that before a fight.

  • Rachel Barton
    Rachel Barton 22 days ago

    As a southern, I think you did great 😘 I of course could do better 😂🤣😎 but I got secret tips and tricks (one specifically I found out by accident) but that's the perk of experience and tradition passed on to me. Thanks for doing cornbread justice 😄😚

  • Owen Perdew
    Owen Perdew 23 days ago

    Bacon brown butter cornbread?

  • CaptainxCaboose
    CaptainxCaboose 24 days ago

    Studio Ghibli Foods

  • Rah'tel Jackson
    Rah'tel Jackson 24 days ago

    Anything from chowder

  • skyydancer67
    skyydancer67 24 days ago

    Way to address a polarizing subject. But my family is from the south and has been eating sweet cornbread for years. There are other people from the south who also eat sweetened. When you get right down to it, how you eat it is a reflection of where you're from and how your family grew up.

  • Katie Munns
    Katie Munns 24 days ago

    As a mother trained cook also from the south my mom uses white cornmeal none of that jiffy stuff

  • satsumaimo
    satsumaimo 25 days ago

    I made the brown butter one along with the honey butter to go with chili and my entire family loved it! It was delicious, thank you so much!!

  • Nani chickin2
    Nani chickin2 25 days ago

    honey butter
    *honey butter*
    *h o n e y, b u t t e r*

  • Nickolai Belakovski
    Nickolai Belakovski 25 days ago

    What do you mean when you say "the butter will be cooled down enough to play nice with eggs"? Is there some other confidential livestream we should be aware of? ;) But seriously, what do you mean?

    • Jess B
      Jess B 24 days ago +1

      He means that it won't scramble/cook the eggs

  • Derslayr Modded!
    Derslayr Modded! 25 days ago +2

    From Alabama... nothing beats cornbread with sausage gravy with a couple biscuits. Best meal for any time of day.

  • Castor DarkHeart
    Castor DarkHeart 25 days ago

    Ok, I don't know who in the north uses flour and sugar in their cornbread mix honestly.

    • V 33
      V 33 4 days ago

      Castor DarkHeart me... I use sugar... 😂 a little bit of cinnamon and lemon juice in the batter with lots of butter 🧈 spread all over!

  • Gaetano Gaming
    Gaetano Gaming 26 days ago +6

    all of you american plebs are talking about southern vs. northern cornbread.

    I'm italian and i ate pizza ionna. f i g h t m e

  • Frank Rich
    Frank Rich 26 days ago

    This is so soothing 😌