Corn Bread!

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  1. Bambi_1319

    Bambi_1319 Member

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    Made some cornbread last night to see how it would go. User a recipe from www.taste.com (best website EVER).

    I made this in a slice tin as that's what the recipe called for, however I realise now as I'd be using it in place of regular bread I should have used a loaf tin lol. Next time.

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19991/mexican+cornbread

    Ingredients
    - 1 3/4 cups polenta
    - 2/3 cup plain flour (Gluten Free)
    - 3 teaspoons baking powder
    - 1/4 cup caster sugar
    - 1/2 teaspoon Mexican chilli powder
    - 1 2/3 cups buttermilk
    - 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
    - 1 egg, lightly beaten

    1.5. Pre-heat oven to 180 Degrees.

    1. Mix polenta, flour, sugar, baking powder and Mexican chilli powder in a bowl.

    When I found this recipe I read as far as needing polenta, bought that and assumed I'd have everything else at home.... I was wrong. But who needs to buy pre mixed powder when you have the internet readily available.

    http://www.masterfoods.com.au/Produ.../83/ProductId/1525/Mexican-Chilli-Powder.aspx

    I'll probably get some now but if you're looking to try some for a once off this was pretty tasty!

    2. Add to your dry mix: Egg, oil and buttermilk.

    Again, didn't read very well and don't have any buttermilk. Got the 1 2/3 cups of milk and added a bit more than a tablespoon of vinegar, left it to sit for like 20 minutes and was good to go.

    http://www.vinegarbook.net/Buttermilk_substitute.shtml

    3. Add to the pan and cook for ~40 min (until a fork comes out clean and dry)

    *tip* if you're going to cut it up, do it whilst it's still warm as it's very.... brittle once it cools.

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    I'll add some more when I make a loaf!
     
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    if you want to die a happy cholestoral clogged death I can highly recommend making creamed corn and then using it as part of the liquid portion of baking cornbread.
     
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    slightly retarded question but what does cornbread taste like , like spicy slightly sweet bread ? i have no idea

    dont think ive ever had polenta either
     
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    Same here.
    The bacon and eggs looks good with the corn bread.
    Is corn bread better for you then regular wheat based bread?
     
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    Take a handful of corn, a piece of sponge cake ($4 coles stuff) and sprinkle it with sand for texture.
     
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    I guess she don't like the cornbread either.

    OP - thanks for posting this up, it's something I've always wanted to try :)
     
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    It's certainly alot better fresh than when it cools down.

    I think it has a strange texture, kinda like a slightly granular sponge cake. it's sweet but a tiiiiny bit spicy (or I've just miss-measured because I don't have the proper spice mix)

    I didn't think it was better for you but apparently polenta has a fair bit more iron than plain flour, however has more calories and carbohydrates (according to the calorie counting website I use, amusing the info is right)

    Per cup
    ----------Polenta Flour
    calories----520----445
    carbs------108----91
    fat-------- 0------2
    protein-----12----13
    iron--------40-----0
     
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