This post is sponsored by Red Star Yeast!
My Thanksgiving was wonderful. And guess what? I didn’t take any pictures. ANY. Lately I’ve been about focusing more on enjoying the moment itself over capturing pictures. I think there can be a nice balance between them and I’m really starting to appreciate that. It’s kind of like I don’t feel the need to document my whole life anymore..I almost feel weird doing it. Like do people really want to see random pictures of my life? 😂 Feel free to check out last year‘s Thanksgiving pictures if you’re interested – this year was the exact same!
Well, I’ll be the first to admit it: I don’t like to share food. My food is mine…not yours. A lot of the things I make I end up eating all of, but this bread I’m about to share is special. I shared it. A lot.
First of all, the smell. I’ve never made a dough that had a more enticing aroma than this jazzed up cornbread. I had never used some of these spices together before (marjoram??), but they’re going to become regular in my kitchen. I felt like it was one of those combinations you’ve had before but could never quite identify or replicate. Well, this is it. I get my spices at the local health food store for so cheap! Seriously, I can never buy them at Walmart again.
This one loaf of bread made it to three places besides my house and was loved by everyone who tried a piece. It’s literally the best feeling when something that you made is enjoyed and loved by others. Like, it makes me really happy. ❤️
First, mom and I tried a little bit with butter before bringing it out to camp. At camp we had a little hunting season party with sloppy joes, cheesy potatoes, cheese and crackers, Texas caviar, chips and salsa, baked spaghetti, rice krispy bars, cookies, and my bread. It was beautiful.
From there I brought it to my friend Caitlyn’s house and after that to Olivia’s! Everyone raved about it. The crumb is just so tender and I think I need to make another loaf ASAP.
Eat it as sandwich bread, dip it in soup, or eat it plain – it’s great whatever way you choose! For the full recipe, head on over to Red Star Yeast 👍
I made the medium size, which calls for one package of yeast, pictured below. I let my loaf knead and rise in the bread machine, then let it do its second rise in a loaf pan. I baked it at 375F for 25 minutes.
I’d also go like their Facebook page because, um, do you see the recipes they share?? Drooling.
ps…my super secret bread tip?? —–> brush with butter right out of the oven. It will give it a beautiful golden, shiny crust and will keep it from getting hard. DO IT. Your bread game will be changed forever.