Stove Top Cornbread is made by frying small rounds of cornbread batter in a skillet on top of the stove.
These flapjacks are light and fluffy with a delicious cornmeal taste. They look like pancakes. Excellent as is, drizzled with honey, maple syrup or buttery pancake syrup.
Perfect during hot summer weather. You don’t have to turn on the oven (which heats up the house).
Stove Top Cornbread is a variation of my Homemade Self-Rising Cornbread recipe.
Fascinating Flapjack Facts
Flapjacks are small rounds of cornbread batter fried in a skillet on top of the stove. Popular names are corn cakes, flapjacks, johnny cakes, and hoecakes.
Great for breakfast. Simply drizzle with maple syrup, honey or buttery pancake syrup and enjoy.
According to research the first hoecakes were made during the 1800s. The batter consisted of cornmeal, salt and a little water. They were cooked on the end of a garden hoe held over an open fire. Very creative!
Stove Top Cooking Tips
Pour veggie oil in cast iron skillet or your preferred heavy cookware. Warm over low heat until sizzling hot, but not smoking.
A hot greased skillet is required to thoroughly cook bottom and side crusts.
After pouring cornbread batter into hot greased skillet, make sure heat is on low. A full pan of cornbread must be cooked slowly on low heat.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.