Friday, December 12, 2008

Buttermilk Corn Bread

I made this cornbread to go with the black bean soup and this is probably the only corn bread version (of the many i've tried) that my husband actually enjoyed.... I quite like corn breads especially the chewy ones but my husband is not a big fan but this one was an exception. I've made this in a loaf pan and also in muffin tins but prefer the loaf pan version better.. had more crust to it that way.. but I only took pics of the muffins.

BUTTERMILK CORN BREAD


Ingredients:

Yellow cornmeal - 1/2 cup
White whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Buttermilk - 3/4 cup
Butter/Margarine - 3 tbsp
Egg - 1 medium
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Method:
1) Melt margarine/butter in a pan over low heat. Use a bit of the margarine to coat the loaf pan. Allow it to cool just a bit. Add sugar, buttermilk, eggs and salt. Using a whisk, mix it up well.

2) Finally add cornmeal, flour & Baking soda. Whisk till there are no big lumps and is mostly smooth.

3) Pour this into the greased loaf pan and allow to bake in a 375F oven for 20 minutes or till done.

30 comments:

  1. tis looks soo soft and fluffy inside...looks delicious..

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  2. I love the last picture, it shows how delcious the bread was.
    Looks yumm. I can imagine how delcious it was to eat with that bean soup.

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  3. Corn and bean work well together. Looks perfect and delicious!

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  4. Light and fluffy and delicious looking. I kind of like the muffin tins better no cutting and portion controlled.

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  5. corn bread looks so soft laavanya. have tasted it but never tried it.

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  6. Looks ver aerated and yummy. Nicely baked.

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  7. Looks delicious and perfect,loved the idea of adding buttermilk to cornbread...

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  8. What a nice combination. Black bean and corn bread; made for each other right? I love corn bread too and your looks delish!

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  9. Looks yum ! I love Corn bread. It goes well with lentil soups.:-)

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  10. I love what buttermilk (or sour cream) does to baked goods. This corn bread will be great with come chili, I think! But I wonder if you can make the same recipe with rava instead of cornmeal?

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  11. has come out really nice..looks delicious too..

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  12. even though I am a great fan of corn, I don't really like corn bread. But your picture and recipe makes me try it at least once! Looks so mouth-watering.

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  13. Corn bread and Bean soup, hmm sounds appetizing! Such a simple recipe, nice one.. :)

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  14. That looks so spongy laavanya..yummy!

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  15. wow.. looks really yummy ... thxs for sharing...

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  16. I keep seeing one or two red specks in that bread but nothing in the ingredients to suggest cherry or cranberry. Oh God, hope there's nothin wrong with my eyes!

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  17. I adore corn bread and experiment with different recipes. This recipe appears to have worked out just perfectly.

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  18. Looks so soft laavanya:) Lovely pictures too!

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  19. Thanks Suma, Happy Cook, Cham & Anu.

    Indo, that is true about muffin tins :)

    Thank you Mahima, Anudivya & Usha.

    Redchillies - yes a good and satisfying combination.

    Thank you Ratna.

    Veggiebelly, so true.. rava would be an interesting substitution I think.. never tried it though.

    Thank you Sowmya, Sujatha, Roopa, Shama, Srivalli, Srikar & Uma.

    Sra, good catch and definitely nothing wrong with your eyes. To a part of the batter i stirred in some pepper jack cheese to see how that would work but I wasn't thrilled with it.. so didn't include that in my recipe.

    Thank you Ramya, Lisa & Raks.

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  20. They are perfect for breakfast laavanya. Viji

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  21. looks very fluffy .. must be as delicious

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  22. I love cornbread! It looks so light and fluffy in that picture of the cross-section.

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  23. Moist n perfect. Looks lovely!

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  24. The corn bread looks so soft, ideal combination for any bean soup :)

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  25. Laavanya, I made these today to go with black bean stew. Best corn muffins ever. So good! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much for trying this out and your feedback. It has been sooo long since I baked this.. Now I want to give this a go myself :)

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