• 30 minutes
  • Makes 8 Coffee Cups

State Fare Kitchen & Bar is about as Texan as it gets. The local eatery features over 70 menu items with favorites that include “Texas Red” Beef Chili, Crawfish & Creole Benedict, Dill Pickle Dip with house made BBQ chips, and (of course) this Coffee Cup Cornbread.

State Fare’s Coffee Cup Cornbread is a seriously delicious side dish that will easily complement any of your favorite at-home meals. The combination of the salt and sugar help to create a well balanced and deeply satisfying flavor, while the rich buttermilk and creamy butter ensure your cornbread stays rich and moist. Add in some pimentos, and you’ve got yourself a cornbread dream.

Cornbread (State Fare)


  • 1 lb unsalted butter
  • 5 cups cornmeal
  • 3.75 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 7.5 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1.25 tsp kosher salt
  • 10 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 7.5 cups buttermilk
  • 1 can pimento (canned), diced


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Lightly grease coffee cups with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, add dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt) and mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the wet ingredients (eggs, buttermilk, butter) and mix.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and fold together with diced pimentos, making sure there are no dry spots (the batter should still be lumpy). Pour batter into cups.
  5. Bake at 300°F for 30 minutes until tops are golden brown.

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947 Gessner, Suite B190
Houston, TX 77024  |  Map

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