“Cornbread Gets Sweeter at National Cornbread Fest.” Interesting. My cornbread recipe has always included a little bit of sugar. I think it would be a little bland if you didn’t put any in at all. I had no idea that a true “Southern” cornbread didn’t have any!


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  1. Yep, it’s a southern thing. My grandma would give you the stink-eye if she caught you adding sugar. šŸ˜‰

  2. Ewww, sugar? I can’t imagine such a thing! Then again, my grandmother is from New Mexico, so that would gel with it being a Southern thing.

  3. Just a little bit. I think my recipe calls for “2-4 tablespoons”, depending on your preference. We usually stick to the low end of that spectrum. It’s definitely not, like, candy-sweet or anything. I just think it would be a little bland without some sweetness…

  4. Nosir, cornbread does not have sugar in it. /shudder My grandma probably rolls over in her grave when I put honey butter on it. šŸ˜‰

    I do think the rules, even here as deep South as Louisiana, are relaxing some though. I have had cornbread before that was practically cake. Blech.

  5. Dude, it’s the *veggies* that have sugar in the south. (That said, my cornbread has sugar. But I’m a northern gal.)

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