16 June 2009

A Different Cornbread

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Cornbread is a commonly cooked bread in the Black Sea region of Turkey, and goes well with many of the other dishes from this region. Its taste is a bit different from the usual cornbread though because it's more salty than sweet. And it is low fat! Please enjoy.




Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of milk or yoghurt (I use half milk half yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of butter to grease your pan
Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C° (350 F°)
  2. Grease your oven pan (use a small one for this amount)
  3. Get a large bowl and add the white flour, corn flour, sugar, salt, milk (yoghurt), egg, baking powder and stir to get a dense mixture. The mixture shouldn't be runny.
  4. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for about 45 minutes. To be sure if its cooked well poke a dry knife in and if it comes out clean, then voila! You have hot crisp corn bread.

Notes:
  1. If you want even lower calory cornbread use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup white flour instead of 1 cup of white flour.
  2. You can add walnuts (broken to 1cm (1/2 inch) pieces to get an even better flavour.
  3. For my household these amounts are not enough (the bread is too small) so I doubled the ingredients of the batter. If you do increase the amounts be careful with the baking powder. Keep the amount of the baking powder the same.
Afiyet olsun! (Bon Apetite!)


3 comments:

Jay B. said...

Is it also possible to use yeast instead of baking powder?

ayhan said...

Hi,
It is possible.

Jay B. said...

Thanks! You'd have to wait longer for the cornbread to rise, though, wouldn't you?