How to Make Hot Water Cornbread
Hot water cornbread is a perfect meal when you are going camping and preparing it can be one of the many new tings you try including hiking. Hot water cornbread bread is not too commonly found outside the southern part of the country, and you can be forgiven for not knowing what it is and how it tastes. If you are camping and want to prepare hot water cornbread even if you are not from the south, you will be glad to know there are a couple of methods you can use. Continue reading to learn how to prepare hot water cornbread.
Like any other meal, you have to gather the required ingredients for making hot water cornbread, toss them together in a bowl keeping an eye on the amount of water you add because it is dependent on your preference. When you are mixing the hot water cornbread mixtures, you should bear in mind you will be using a hot oily frying pan, therefore, ensure you gage the mixture to make it the way you love it.
To cook your hot water cornbread while camping, you are advised to use a heavy-bottomed cast-iron skillet because its heat retention capabilities will help keep things consistent in the wind. Successful preparation of your cornbread mixture should be done under the correct heat and since you are not accustomed to the camp stove, you won’t have a feel for the oil temperature like you would at home, which is where the instant-read temperature comes in.
Since cornmeal is not created equal and it is an important ingredient in the preparation of hot water cornbread, the quality you are buying matters a lot; ensure you avoid the cheap stuff because it is inferior in quality to the premium stone-grind cornmeal. In the southern part of the country where hot water cornbread originates, there is no agreement regarding the addition of sugar to cornbread, but if you are preparing hot water cornbread, you can add sugar to offset the sour flavor of low-quality cornmeal.
The amount of sugar you add in the cornbread is dictated by the taste you are looking to attain and the quality of the cornmeal used; if you want it sweet, feel free to add more sugar. Cooking a hot water cornbread should not take long since a single one is estimated to take three minutes at most, with both sides fried to a golden brown. This is how to prepare camping hot water cornbread.