Perfect, Moist Cornbread

2 Jul

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My family lived in America for a long time and we moved over when I was only three, so there are a lot of things that they remember that I don’t. One of these things is cornbread. My mom is always going on about how good it is and I had no clue until now. I sort of jumped in at the deep end because I decided to make it myself without ever having it before so I didn’t really know what to expect but it turned out amazing.

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My mom  said it was even better then the ones she remembered and I will definitely be making mom in the future. It is really handy because it is a quick bread and doesn’t need all that time consuming kneading and rising. It is a really beautiful golden yellow color and the top browns really fantastically.

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It is lovely and moist thanks to the yogurt and contains no fat except from the eggs. I had this with a big bowl of steaming hot soup and it was delicious although I know it is traditionally eaten with chilli, which I really must try! These would also be great in a sweet version with some honey and fruit on top. If you don’t want to make it into squares you could make them in a big muffin tin.

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Perfect, Moist Cornbread (Makes about 9-12 squares)

1 cup spelt flour

1 cup polenta/cornmeal

1/2tsp salt

1tsp baking soda

1 cup low fat natural yogurt

1/4 cup runny honey

2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • Preheat the oven to 190°c/375°f and grease and line a 8 x 8 inch square tin with baking parchment.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, polenta, salt and baking soda.
  • Make a well in the center and add the yogurt, honey and eggs and fold in gently but thoroughly making sure to scrap all around the bowl to make sure all the flour is folded in.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 20-25mins until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool fully in the tin then transfer to a board and cut into squares.
  • If not using these all at once, make sure to keep them wrapped up in tin foil or even just a tea towel to prevent them drying out.

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