Charles’ Cornbread Recipe by Dallas Davidson
“This is a family recipe,” songwriter Dallas Davidson says of his famous cornbread recipe, dubbed Charles’ Cornbread after his brother. “It’s been passed down for years. I think my great grandmother had the original recipe. It’s pretty easy to make. It’s so simple. It goes good with collard greens and it goes good with ribs … it’s my favorite.”
Davidson revealed to Taste of Country that there’s a secret ingredient or two in his cornbread which set it apart from others and really take it to the next level. “That cup of sour cream is what keeps it moist and from being dry,” he said. “And the jalapenos won’t make it hot; it just gives it a little kick. Every time I cook it for somebody they always say, ‘Oh my gosh — this is so good!’”
Charles’ Cornbread Recipe Ingredients:
2 cans cream-style corn (or preferably fresh creamed corn)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1 cup self-rising cornmeal
Handful of grated cheddar cheese
1 cup jalapenos, chopped
Charles’ Cornbread Recipe Directions:
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Pour mixture into a standard size glass casserole dish.
3. Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven until golden brown on top.
About Dallas Davidson:
Dallas Davidson always had the love of music in his heart, but it was the encouragement of his college buddy Luke Bryan that pushed him to take that dream and make it a reality by moving to Nashville. And Music City has not been the same since.
Shortly after settling in Nashville, Davidson joined forces with fellow Georgians Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, and together they became one of the hottest writing teams to ever hit country music: the Peach Pickers.
While working with them as well as other songwriters, Davidson has been responsible for many of the biggest hits to come out of Music City in recent years. He’s penned for artists like Lady Antebellum (‘Just a Kiss,’ ‘We Owned the Night’), Blake Shelton (‘All About Tonight,’ ‘Kiss My Country Ass’), Luke Bryan (‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me),’ ‘I Don’t Want This Night to End,’ ‘Rain Is a Good Thing’), Montgomery Gentry (‘Where I Come From’), Joe Nichols (‘Gimme That Girl,’ ‘The Shape I’m In’), Craig Morgan (‘This Ole Boy’), Frankie Ballard (‘A Buncha Girls’), Brooks and Dunn (‘Put a Girl in It’), Ronnie Dunn (‘Let the Cowboy Rock’), Justin Moore (‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away’), Jack Ingram (‘Barefoot and Crazy’), Josh Turner (‘All Over Me’), Brad Paisley/Keith Urban (‘Start a Band’), Trace Adkins (‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’), Billy Currington (‘That’s How Country Boys Roll’) and many more.