Nov 18, 2008

Corn bread

As we are leaving to India coming Sunday , I am in the process of using up all leftover veggies and stuff in my refrigerator. As I was making a list of items in my pantry to be finished, i was astonished at the number of items I had. The list was pretty long, and this corn bread came into existence as I had to finish up some cornmeal. They were too good and they go well with any soup. Googling through a number of recipes, I came up with a recipe of my own.



Ingredients

All-purpose flour - 1 cup
Coarse stone-ground cornmeal - 1 cup
Granulated sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1 tablespoon
Baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Canola oil 2 spoons
Butter at room temperature - 2 tablespoons
Buttermilk - 1 cup
Large eggs - 2
Lemon zest - 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
Fresh corn - 1/2 cup (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degree F.

Butter and flour a loaf pan of about 9x5 inches.

In a large bowl, combine together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another vessel, whisk together oil, butter, buttermilk, eggs and lemon zest. Add to the flour mixture and stir quickly until well combined. Stir in the fresh corn if desired. Transfer the mixture to the buttered and floured loaf pan.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the top is golden and a skewer inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. If it needs to bake longer but the top is already golden, then place a a piece of tin foil over the top of the bread to prevent further browning. Transfer the pan to a rack to cool for 5 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool. Serve hot with some butter.



We had warm corn bread along with some hearty soup for a fulfilling dinner.

Sending this to AWED : American hosted by dear Dhivya.

The following are my entries to AWED :American

And finally, the voting for the Diet Foods event is over. Mahimaa of Indian Vegetarian kitchen won the poll hands down!! Congrats Mahimaa. Thanks to everyone who voted :)


42 comments:

  1. Nice Divya, have always been wanting to make cornbread, maybe this is my cue... ;)
    Is it a dense bread?

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  2. cornbread looks great, Divya! Baking is one of my scary zones.. But your recipes keep tempting my always.. :) Have a great time in India!

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  3. Breéad looks yumm and that is a whole lot of entry

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  4. looks great divya .. great way to use uo some leftovers .. Have a great time in India

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  5. Looks great......there can be so many hidden things in our pantry.
    Have fun!

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  6. looks yummy Divya. i have not baked bread so far..should try it sometime.

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  7. Oh gal, u re going India. Have a wonderful time! What a dense bread :)

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  8. Yes Cham and Dhivya, the bread is dense compared to the other types of bread.

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  9. SO many entries:)) nice looking corn bread.

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  10. That looks delicious :) Enjoy your trip! I'm sure you'll have an amazing time.

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  11. Bread looks nice divya...
    Have a nice journey..njoy

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  12. MAMA MIAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! thats a caboodle of dishes being sent my way...lemme send you my hugs first :)

    I love cornbread too...with soup it must have tasted YUM!

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  13. Cornbread looks very yum, have a great time in India....

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  14. Looks grt Divya..Enjoy the trip DIvya..I know how the excitement would be!!!

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  15. Vow divya hope u have a nice time in India.......
    Bread looks so gr8:)

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  16. I've also not baked corn bread so far. I like the idea of adding corn kernels to the bread, making it extra healthy.

    Have fun in India Divya.

    Please go ahead and send your recipe with applesauce.

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  17. Corn Kernals in bread is an interesting idea Divya. Bread looks yumm.

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  18. Hope you have a wonderful trip.Scrumptious corn meal bread:)

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  19. nice corn bread divya , have a happy vacation

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  20. Hmm..never tried cornbread although I love it. I've always believed the baking is an art as well as a science, your experiment proves it.

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  21. hey yesterday i thought of searchg for this corn bread recipe after seeing a sald in food network n u have it here...
    and last week i was lloking for spicy carrot chutney n found ntg..again u have it here :)Thank u will soon try both

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  22. Nice Divya, Great bread. Have a nice trip.

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  23. Bread looks yum... I like corn meal. I am sure it must hv tasted gr8 in the bread.

    Enjoy ur stay in India.

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  24. hey divya, great entries. not much of fan of cornmeal, but bread looks good. enjoy ure trip in india

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  25. Wow u r rocking with those yummies dear. Bread loos scrummy.

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  26. I love the texture of your bread...

    have a great time in India.

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  27. This looks great. The use of oats is really interesting. Corn bread is a really common side dish with a lot of barbeque, and I'd love to serve yours sometime.

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  28. enjoy your time in India Divya! Have fun! Corn bread looks so delicious.

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  29. Wow Dhivya, the bread looks great... I too made bread with corn meal but dint really take the pain of using the breag tin ;) they look great... dont tell I am gonna miss your recipes for a while now... keep me in mind and post some recipes when you get time... so when are u getting back???

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  30. That looks so yummy with buttered....Making me feel hungry!

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  31. Nice creative way of using left overs...
    Bread looks fluNew dish for me, but looks yummy
    Thanks for sharing..fluffy and yummy....Enjoy ur India Trip :)

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  32. Really Nice Divya :) Do have a great time in India.

    Rosie x

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  33. nevr had it before looks nice divya

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  34. is polenta the same as corn meal? have a great time in India. BTW - You may have already got them ...but I have a who;le lot of awards for you.! :-)

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  35. corn bread looks awesome..it makes me droool here..

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  36. Looks great....you topped with butter...tempting.

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  37. I really like the taste of anyhting corn and so corn bread is on my "like very much" list.
    having to empty grocery and veggie stocks is usually a great way to cook up some lovely food. :)
    Have a nice time holidaying in India.

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  38. I've been trying quite a few recipes for cornbread myself.. still not completely satisfied.. will give yours a shot sometime :)

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