We don’t usually do a lot of breads for the holidays – too many carbs and honestly, we always have so many other dishes we don’t have room in our stomachs for bread.  But we have to try this this year.  It’s from Martha Stewart Living November 2012.

*Featured in our Thanksgiving 2012 Menu.

Skillet cornbread was one of the first non-yeasted breads made in the United States; this one gets its sweet-savory flavor from honey and sage.

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Total Time:  1 hour

Serves 8


  • 1 1/4 cups coarse yellow cornmeal, such as Goya

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage leaves

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet in oven until hot, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, sage, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Melt 1 stick butter, and whisk together with milk, buttermilk, eggs, and honey. Whisk milk mixture into cornmeal mixture until just combined.

  3. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. Remove skillet from oven, add remaining tablespoon butter, and swirl to coat. Pour in batter, and bake until cornbread is golden, 20 to 23 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes before cutting into wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.