Friday, October 29, 2010

Fab Fall Food Friday-Sankey Ranch Cornbread

 My sister Susan sent me a "Beyond The Bull" cookbook for my birthday.
 "A 100 year celebration of kickin it up with good food and great parties at The Pendleton Round-up."

 Growing up in the area we always made it to Pendleton during Round-up time to spend time with cousins, watch the parade and join in on the celebrations.

 While thumbing through this cookbook, I came acrossed the recipe for "Sankey Ranch Cornbread" & just had to try it.

 Ike Sankey is a stock contractor for many rodeos. They owned a ranch just a few miles out of Cody Wyoming where my husband & I lived.
 Years ago Ike had a bunch of young horses with out enough buck in them for the rodeo circuit so he would hire young people to come ride and work with them.
 My husband Willie & I took on this job for a short period. Silly me (I fancied myself as a cowgirl back then.)
 We got paid a whopping $25 a day each. Enough money to go down to "The Irma" the local cowboy hangout, have a few beers & tell tall tales.

Sankey Ranch Cornbread
2/3 cup butter
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups milk
2 3/4 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/3 teaspoon salt
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal

Mix butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and milk together.

Mix baking powder, salt, flour, and cornmeal together.

Mix both mixtures together and pour into a greased 9x13-inch pan.
bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until done in middle.

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lisa said...

I want the cookbook! Sounds good!

Paula said...

What a fun cookbook! I don't remember you and Willie doing that. What a great tale to tell!

Adrienne said...

What a great story ... or feather in your cap ... or notch on your belt :-p That looks so yummy ... I can just taste a bit of chili over that cornbread while sitting by a fire - mmm mmm~

Twisted Fencepost said...

Another mouth watering recipe!
Gotta try this!

Paula said...

You are the winner!!! Yeah! The cookbook and a couple of other fun tuck-in's will be flying your way shortly!

Paula said...

Susan gave me that cookbook for my birthday too! I got it last weekend when we went over to pick up Gus! Great book~