Roasted Strawberry–Sweet Tea Cornbread

Roasted Strawberry-Sweat Tea Cornbread

Either as a breakfast or a snack, this Roasted Strawberry–Sweet Tea is a crowd-pleaser.

Roasted Strawberry–Sweet Tea Cornbread
Makes 1 (10-inch) loaf
  • 1 (16-ounce) package fresh
  • strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1½ cups whole buttermilk
  • ½ cup Lemony Sweet Tea Concentrate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Tea-Infused Strawberry Butter (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven 375°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together strawberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake until tender and slightly caramelized, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely. Remove strawberries from juices, and pat dry on paper towels. Increase oven temperature to 400°.
  4. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, add oil and place skillet in oven until hot, about 5 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. In another large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, Lemony Sweet Tea Concentrate, eggs, and melted butter.
  6. Stir buttermilk mixture into cornmeal mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. Toss roasted strawberries with remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Carefully spread batter into hot skillet.
  7. Bake until top is golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack. Invert onto serving platter or cutting board. Serve warm with Tea-Infused Strawberry Butter.

Tea-Infused Strawberry Butter
Makes ¾ cup
  1. Beat all ingredients with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Serve at room temperature.



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