Comfort Food: Cornbread and Honey Butter Holiday Gift
Edibles are always welcome during the holidays, so if baking is your specialty this may be the DIY gift for you. Cinnamon honey butter is a sweet, savory treat that is delicious spread across a slice of cornbread. A jar of this cinnamon honey butter paired with a cornbread mix is the perfect, comfort food to give. Wrap it in a cast iron skillet for an extra, down-home holiday feel. This recipe makes three half-pint jars of butter and 3 half-pint jars of cornbread mix.
Honey Butter Ingredients:
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 half-pint canning jars
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use the whisk attachment on a mixer, blend until smooth and creamy, scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
Pour mixture in to a large pastry bag (or Ziploc bag), cut off tip and squeeze into half-pint jars.
Cornbread Mix Ingredients:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup baking powder
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups instant nonfat dry milk powder
- 3 1⁄2 cups yellow cornmeal
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and spoon out approximately 2 cups into half-pint jars.
Attach directions that read:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix 2 cups cornbread mix, 1 egg, 1 cup of water and 1 ½ tablespoons butter or oil in a mixing bowl. Pour batter into lightly greased 8-inch square pan or cast iron skillet and bake for 25 minutes.