Recipes: Zelda Duke’s Blue Moon Cornbread

Zelda Duke is one of our beloved vendors. She’s not only a wonderful person, but she’s an amazing cook. You’re probably familiar with her work at the co-op, she supplies us with soups, desserts, platters and sandwiches; always bearing romantic and magical names.

We’re in for such a treat this month, because Zelda Duke is sharing the recipe for her signature Blue Moon Cornbread, which are often available in a mini size right next to our daily soup options. Zelda hopes you enjoy this recipe, and that you share what you’ve made with your family and friends in good health.


1 cup blue cornmeal
1 cup corn flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

1.5 cups of sour cream (room temperature)
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1/2 stick of unsalted butter, melted
1 egg


Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
In another bowl combine wet ingredients.
Add the wet to the dry and mix until incorporated.
Batter will be thick.
Use any pan shape you want. If you have an old cast iron cornbread pan, that would be festive.
Lightly butter your pan and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, depending on the size and shape pan you are using.
Will spring back when done, you can test with toothpick also.