Texas Cornbread Mix in a Jar

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Jar Materials

  • 12 wide-mouth pint (2-cup) canning jars with lids and rings
  • 1/2 yard print cotton fabric
  • 6 yards craft ribbon (for jars)

For 1 jar

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

For 12 jars

  • 12 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 12 cups sifted flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 16 tablespoons baking powder


  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all dry ingredients.
  2. To package in jars: Wash, rinse and thoroughly dry canning jars, lids and bands.
  3. Pre-mix ingredients thoroughly before filling wide-mouth pint canning jars with 2 cups each of the finished mix. Layering ingredients for this recipe will require larger jars.
  4. Place two cups Texas cornbread mix in each wide-mouth pint canning jar.
  5. Cut twelve 7-inch circles from cotton fabric. Top each jar with fabric circle, and tie with ribbon.
  6. Attach the following instructions on a gift tag.

Texas Cornbread

1 container (2 cups) Texas Cornbread Mix
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup soft shortening (Crisco)

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease one 8-inch square pan, or 8-inch cast iron skillet, or cast iron cornbread mold.

Place cornbread mix into bowl, mix thoroughly. Add egg, milk and shortening. Hand-beat until smooth, about one minute. DO NOT OVER-BEAT!

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for pan or skillet, 15 to 20 minutes for cornbread mold.

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