Cornbread: Celebrating First Harvest/Lammas/Lughnasadh

This is an easy recipe for sweet cornbread.  Cornbread is a staple in my home in the fall as goes well with chili, beef stew, and some of the more hearty soups that we enjoy as the weather cools down. Cornbread is a wonderful and easy bread to make to celebrate Lammas. It takes about 30-35 minutes to complete cornbread from the mixing to baking, to eating, so it is quick and easy. There are many recipes for cornbread from the very simple to the elaborate. So don’t just try this recipe look for the many tasty ones available. If you like hot there is one made with jalapeno peppers, if lots of corn is your thing you can find one made with either cream style corn or whole kernels. There is a cornbread for almost any taste bud. Lammas/Lughnasadh blessing to all on this First Harvest 2018.



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  • Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix egg, sour cream, milk, and butter in a small bowl. Fold egg mixture into flour mixture until just moistened; pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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