Texas Cornbread Mix in a Jar

Recipe Ingredients

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


In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all dry ingredients.

To package in jars: Wash, rinse and thoroughly dry canning jars, lids and bands.

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.

Place two cups Texas cornbread mix in each wide-mouth pint canning jar.

Cut twelve 7-inch circles from cotton fabric. Top each jar with fabric circle, and tie with ribbon.

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 OVERBEAT!

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

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