i bake a lot, but i never really make bread. after searching the archives of the kitchn, i found a recipe for this crusty, airy peasant bread and had to try it. i was convinced i was doomed almost from the beginning, but it worked!
cornbread rules. blue cornbread is even better. this recipe was born out of necessity. i was making cornbread for a family dinner and all our square pyrex baking dishes were in use. i didn’t want to bake it after everything else was out of the oven and bring it to the table halfway through the meal, so i used a cast iron skillet instead. the corn bits keep it moist and the blue is just for fun.