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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  • Lee Wyse
    Lee Wyse 21 hour ago

    As a southerner, I think you can get away with not using lard.

  • vegasrenie
    vegasrenie Day ago

    BACON GREASE! Lard is so bougie.

  • Luke Beks
    Luke Beks 2 days ago +3

    Babish saying "Honeybutter" into my headphones feels like a warm blanket

  • Rae Draconis
    Rae Draconis 3 days ago

    My daddy was a Southerner through and through, and the man (God rest his soul) could NOT abide by sweet cornbread. He would always say "If I'd wanted cake, I'd-a ordered cake." :P
    That being said...I'd bet he would have liked the jalapeno cheese one. :) Thanks for reminding me of good memories.

  • xSoporific
    xSoporific 3 days ago


  • Hammemo
    Hammemo 3 days ago +1

    You Americans eat some weird shit.

  • Oscar Jeremia
    Oscar Jeremia 3 days ago

    Watches binging with babish
    Sees blue apron


  • Bluebelle51
    Bluebelle51 6 days ago

    Oh THANK GAWD!!!! someone who doesn't think that corn cakes are corn bread and uses a real iron skillet
    I was afraid I would have to unsub

  • Kris Ski
    Kris Ski 7 days ago

    These all look so delicious, but you haven’t lived until you’ve had fried cornbread. Spoon cornbread batter into hot oil (in a cast iron skillet), then flip when golden brown.

    • Bluebelle51
      Bluebelle51 6 days ago

      we usually add onions and call it hush puppies

  • Ted Gunter
    Ted Gunter 7 days ago

    Whats the song you have playing in the background

  • Dolphinboi
    Dolphinboi 8 days ago

    Every cornbread I've ever had was a salty craggly sandy mess

  • Anti Social Moth
    Anti Social Moth 9 days ago

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

  • Logan Cox
    Logan Cox 10 days ago +1

    Honey butter was Andrew's nickname in high school.

  • Skull Knight00
    Skull Knight00 11 days ago

    H O N E Y B U T T E R

  • mark king
    mark king 12 days ago

    This plus your chili, makes a great meal.

  • CQ Chase
    CQ Chase 13 days ago

    C o r n

  • V 33
    V 33 13 days ago

    Cornbread w/o sugar is gross...😖

  • DwightG
    DwightG 13 days ago

    Cornbread and milk is one of the best things man.

  • Emmanuel Martín
    Emmanuel Martín 15 days ago

    Shut the front door

  • Mario G.
    Mario G. 16 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 17 days ago

    why not use grams.. :(

  • Nikki With The Blog
    Nikki With The Blog 17 days ago

    7:50 my type of corn bread

  • bamashutterbug
    bamashutterbug 17 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 18 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 18 days ago

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

  • Lauren Jost
    Lauren Jost 18 days ago

    cornbread SHOULD NOT BE SWEET

    • V 33
      V 33 13 days ago

      Lauren Jost lies! 😂

  • Hermit Crabbe
    Hermit Crabbe 18 days ago +3

    Say "the thiccness I desire" again

  • Paul R. Screvane
    Paul R. Screvane 18 days ago

    8:40 anyone know what this song is

  • Yoda
    Yoda 18 days ago

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

  • thejmeister
    thejmeister 19 days ago

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

  • Passive Agressive
    Passive Agressive 19 days ago

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

  • Commander Shepard
    Commander Shepard 19 days ago +24

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

  • will prather
    will prather 21 day ago +7

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

    • Kilo Mintoni
      Kilo Mintoni 14 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 23 days ago

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

  • Scorn of the moon
    Scorn of the moon 23 days ago


  • Kilik Shihoin
    Kilik Shihoin 24 days ago

    It sounds good but but you Sinner

  • Rebecca Galvin
    Rebecca Galvin 24 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 26 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 26 days ago

    Please try "coffee" from Monster's inc pleasee

  • Tevin Crite
    Tevin Crite 27 days ago

    You gone one eat your corn bread

  • Corn Bread
    Corn Bread 27 days ago +1

    I can appreciate this video

  • MissViolence
    MissViolence 27 days ago

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

  • Lou Lenehan
    Lou Lenehan 28 days ago

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

  • Peasant
    Peasant 28 days ago +1

    *ASMR with Andrew*

  • Julia Andrews
    Julia Andrews 28 days ago

    i would like you to be my uncle pleazse thank you

  • Jon V
    Jon V 28 days ago

    No "Hot Water" cornbread?

  • CyberOstrich _
    CyberOstrich _ 28 days ago

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

  • DanRage47
    DanRage47 29 days ago

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

  • 593swheeler
    593swheeler 29 days ago

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

  • MarkD1159
    MarkD1159 29 days ago

    Yankee cornbread makes me sad.

  • Litleo Thetruth
    Litleo Thetruth 29 days ago

    This man said the ratchet😂😂

  • Jake Kirby
    Jake Kirby 29 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 29 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 29 days ago

    h o n e y b u t t e r

  • The Bee Man
    The Bee Man Month 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 Month 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 Month 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...

  • Swordsman Moonlight
    Swordsman Moonlight Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

    Bacon brown butter cornbread?