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Recipe: Wheat-Free Cornbread

This is a real good recipe for cornbread, good for gluten-intolerant people like in our household, and will use that dried corn from your last year's harvest.

2 cups yellow or white cornmeal (freshly ground)
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable (or olive) oil
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray your baking pan. Using a medium mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup of the freshly ground cornmeal and the boiling water. Mix until it turns from mushy to stiff then set aside. In a separate larger bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients.

Beat the egg into the medium bowl that has the cornmeal mush, then stir in the oil. Briskly mix in the buttermilk to make the batter thin. Add this bowl of liquid ingredients to the bigger bowl of dry ingredients. Mix until just smoother. Pour immediately into the sprayed pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the center of the cornbread is slightly rounded and firm. The edges will be golden brown. After taking it out of the oven, let rest for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Variation: to make muffins or cornpones, bake for almost half the time.

Copyright (c) 2009 VP Lawrence-Williams


Anonymous said...

A pot of beans and a pan of just doesn't get any better than that! Unless you want to fry up a few potatoes with it. That puts the meal over the top! However, as a girl raised in the south, we never put sugar in our cornbread. That just would not be right.
Thanks for all your wisdom. GRITS

ThrtnWmsFam said...

Anonymous/Grits: how did you make your southern cornbread? I'd love hear it! Thanks for your input... Vikki

Anonymous said...

I admit we do use some flour in our cornbread but it is used to bind the ingredients together. I probably only use about 1/4 cup where most recipes call for 1 to 2 cups. I am a 50 something and have been in the south my whole life except for a 5 year period of time I lived in San Diego. It is sad to say but this southern girl does not like grits, greens or drink tea! My parents use to tell me they switched me at birth with some "yankee" baby. I have some yummy bean recipes which I will send you some time. Thanks for all you do Vickie!
GRITS (Girl Raised In The South)