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A question about a recipe: Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread

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I have a question about the recipe "Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread" from boozeandsusan. If I don't necessarily want sweet cornbread would it be ok to just leave out the maple syrup that the recipe calls for?

asked by Smw2170 over 1 year ago
4 answers 751 views
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added over 1 year ago

1.5 tablespoons of maple syrup isn't a lot, you should be able to omit without a substitution.

Note that the recipe author's head note reveal that she modified a cornbread recipe from Gourmet published in 2008.

A Google search for "cornbread recipe gourmet.com 2008" will bring you to the original recipe:


so you are free to work off the original since you are not interested in executing boozeandsusan's recipe to the letter.

Good luck.

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added over 1 year ago

I just made the cornbread and followed cv's advice (omitting the maple syrup without substituting it would be fine) and it turned out DELICIOUS! I have never made cornbread before and was worried about it sticking to my somewhat new cast iron skillet but it came right out after some cooling and the bread is SOOO good. Will definitely be making this again and again and again.

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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

It's so great that you reported back!! Also great that it turned out well.

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Susan is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added about 1 year ago

Absolutely! Sometimes I tend to leave it out, myself.

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