Vanilla Scented Cornbread
What You'll Need...
1 cup of yellow cornmeal
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar or vanilla sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 1/4 cup of buttermilk (or milk with a good squeeze of lemon juice, and let sit for 5 minutes)
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
contents of one vanilla bean scraped (optional; I used a Tahitensis / Planifolia Blend bean)
6 tablespoons of butter, melted
What You'll Do...
1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract and vanilla bean scrapings if using.
2) Combine the wet ingredients to the dry and give it a quick few whisks. Pour over the mixture and stir.
3) Pour into an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan that has been lightly greased and floured. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. I find ovens really vary for this recipes, so keep an eye on it.