Corn bread is slightly sweet (because of the corn) and got a beautiful yellow color. And it tastes great. The crispy outside (and delicious smell in the whole house) makes it a real party to bake this bread.
I often bake my own bread. Then I know exactly what is in it. But it has other advantages: the whole house smells wonderful and you can ate it while still warm. The kids love it and my husband to. But I want to vary in sorts of bread that I bake. So in addition to normal wholemeal bread I bake several variations. One of the loaves which my children often ask for is cornbread. So for you I will share the recipe!
- By combining yeast, lukewarm water and sugar the yeast will be activated after five minutes. That way you can check very easily if your yeast is still working. If you don’t see any bubbles arise on top, your yeast won’t work anymore and you should use a new batch.
- The sugar added to your yeast mixture is yeast “food”. They convert the sugar to oxygen which makes your bread airy. Don’t discard the sugar for that case.
- By placing first a slightly wet towel and then cover that with plastic foil you get a moist warm environment while rising the bread. That way your dough remains moist and rise faster.
- Substitute milk with soy milk for a lactose free bread
- Substitute brown sugar with normal sugar.
- Don’t use polenta as garnish
This budget friendly recipe costs €0.75 cent per bread (12 slices)
- Normally you’ll eat the bread the same day, because it will get stale.
- In a special bread container bread will stay fresh up to 3 days.
- Don’t store bread in the refrigerator. Because of the moist in a refrigerator, the bread gets a different structure. Not really tasty.
- Bread can be frozen quite well up to two weeks. Take the bread of the freezer 3 hours before you’re planning to eat. If you want to eat your bread warm, you bake it 3 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (right out of the freezer).
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- 200 ml water
- 90 ml milk
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
- 350 grams flour
- 150 grams corn flour
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- polenta for finishing
Using a bread baking machine until the first rise is done
- Put all ingredients in the bread machine in the right order as specified by the manufacturer.
- Then turn the machine on the dough mode into the position in which the machine kneads the dough and run the 1st rise. Go further at the second rise.
With the aid of a mixer or by hand
- Put 50 ml of warm water, yeast and a half tablespoon of sugar in a small bowl, mix well and let stand 5 minutes. By then there should be bubbles (if that is not the case, then the yeast is no longer good and you must use a new package)
- Put the corn flour and the rest of the flour in a bowl with the salt and mix well.
- Then mix the milk, oil and the rest of the sugar and water through it.
- Stir well with a wooden spoon so that all the liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in the yeast mixture and start kneading (by hand or with the mixer).
- Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic to the touch and that will certainly takes 10 minutes of kneading .
- Shape the dough into a ball .
- Grease a bowl with oil and place the dough in it.
- Turn once and cover the bowl with a damp towel and put it away on a warm place.
- Let the dough rise for half an hour (or until doubled in volume).
Second rise (all methods go further here)
- Lay the dough on a greased workplace.
- Press the air out, form a ball and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Press the dough into a rectangle, with the width of the pan and roll up tightly. Press the seam tight and place the dough in the pan.
- Place the damp towel over the tin and leave the bread to rise for an hour in a warm place.
- After half an hour preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
Baking the bread
- After the second rise moisten the top of the loaf with water.
- Sprinkle polenta on top.
- Put the tin in the oven for 40 minutes and then remove the bread from the oven.
- Let rest for 5 minutes and then remove the bread from the mold.
- Let it cool on a wire rack.
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