The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

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Thursday, February 25, 2010


Ever since I found this copper mould with a corn inprint, I been looking for a recipe to make cornbread. I asked on D2E

"Wanted your best cornbread recipe please!
Can you help ... Wanted ... reward ...knowing you have made a few people very happy Yeah I am looking for your best cornbread recipe please ...I googled and found one from the Good Taste Woolies magazine but I know someone out there has a better recipe so beg, borrow or steal I need a cornbread recipe please"
and boy soon had a reply, and a link to check out. That was an eye opener. Those American are proud of the different ways they make their cornbread. Some with cheese, some with whole kernels and some even hot with jalepenos and some just plain.

Ingredients (serves 8) from the Good Taste Magazine.
Olive oil, to grease
Plain flour, to dust
150g (1 cup) plain flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
170g (1 cup) cornmeal (polenta)
60g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
250ml (1 cup) milk
60ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
1 egg, lightly whisked

Time Preparation Time
10 minutes
25 minutes

This is Coffee's recipe
Recipe1 cup of plain flour(i used wholemeal)1 cup of fine polenta/cornmeal1/2 cup sugar3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder1/2 teaspoon of saltMix together then adda beaten egg1/3 cup vegetable oil1 cup of milkPour batter into greased tin..mine is 3inches by 9inchesTop with half a cup of grated cheeseBake at 180C for 20-30 minutes and follow your noses to the kitchen, plate in hand As you can imagine all sorts of bits and pieces could be added...chopped ham, salami, peppers, cheese and/or herbs...Bon Appetitexxx

Here's another southern cornbread recipe:1½ cups white or yellow cornmeal3 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda2 cups buttermilk1 egg2 tablespoons bacon drippings or melted real butter1 tablespoon shorteningIn a 10-inch cast iron skillet, add a tablespoon of shortening and preheat (I put mine in the oven while it is preheating.) Sift together dry ingredients; add buttermilk, egg and bacon drippings or butter if you don't want to use bacon. Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.Pour into the greased, hot skillet. Bake in preheated hot oven at 450ยบ for 20-25 minutes.

And so on ....Well I be buggered, what a great thread, well worth the read. and I was right there is more than one version of corn bread. I like the idea of whole corn kernels in the bottom, they all sound lovely, Thank you.

I thought this was great ... Does anyone have a good easy recipe for corn dogs like you get at the state fairs????

Take 2 coon dawgs,
a pinch of lovea wet tongue
two waggy tails
2 tickets into the state fair
mix together and enjoy (that was from Coffee ... the smart one.)

I hate buying food from Fairs and shows, just to dear, the last time we where at the Monster Trucks, they where selling corn dogs for $5 each and all it was a red skined sausage ... God know what it's made of ... dipped in batter, fried in oil ... on a stick.

Now This is what I gonna do today ... only cause I like trying something different ... please don't shoot me

Savoury Corn Bread

1 large egg (straight from my chookhouse)

1 cup ofWhite Maize Meal (from Africa)

a 410 gr can of creamed sweetcorn (from Thailand)

Salt (from Australia)

Grated cheese to sprinkle on top (from Australia)

1 cup self raising Flour (from Australia)

Margarine... Medowlea (from Australia)

some chopped chives, and parsley (wish it was from my garden but it's not)

and finally a little bit of chopped ham ... cause I need to use it up before it goes off. Oppps did not do so well on food miles did I.

Mix the lot and add a little milk, pour into greased mould and sprinkle a little tasty cheddar on top. Bake in hot oven until golden brown on top. This is my own thought up recipe so I let you know if it works.

Now I off to go do some baking, see ya


OK I am back to report my efforts for the day ...
Taste ... good
Presentation ... disintergrated cause it got stuck, chooks might be having a feast on the crumbs later.
Small muffins ... great, no problems there, they were scoft in no time.
Gonna give it another go tomorrow.


  1. Rina, I found you in my followers! Thank you for signing on. I love your blog and your little place under the milky way! Nice to "meet" you! Good luck with the cornbread. I'm not much of a baker, so I can't help you with that! Have a great weekend. Sherry

  2. Good luck with your cornbread - we have mixes here and if you go to Whole Foods it's made for you. Yummy!

  3. Hi Rina, been having a catch up with your blog now I'm back on line. Your little bit of heaven certainly is lovely. The grass is very green, the sheep and Daisy will enjoy that if they are going visiting soon.

    Pippa xx