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Madelena's Cornbread

Madelena's favorite cornbread recipe ... easy and quick to prepare.

Best served warm with butter melting into it!




      1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      2/3 cup granulated sugar
      1/2 cup cornmeal
      1 tbsp baking powder
      1/2 tsp salt
      1 1/4 cups half-and-half
      2 large eggs, lightly beaten
      1/3 cup vegetable oil
      3 tbsp butter or margarine, melted

Optional Ingredient:

If you like peppers ... you can add jalapenos:
  • Hot: Cut up one jalapeno WITH seeds into the batter
  • More hot: Add more peppers and seeds to the batter
  • Less hot: Cut up one jalapeno WITHOUT seeds into the batter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients.

Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 9 baking pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into bread comes out clean.

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