Monday, October 27, 2008

Eggless Cornbread

What would you consider the most irritating or frustrating part of watching television ? For me its got to be the loud ads during the break. It happens every time I am getting dinner ready in the kitchen and the television is turned on to the news, just when my hands are occupied with either cutting veggies or kneading some dough, the anchor will announce the ad break and the ad will come on at a jarring volume much louder than the original program. 

Yikes...talk about deafening....I am really not against ads, there are a few of them I actually enjoy watching , but I wish the channels would play them at the same volume as the original program. I understand that the intent is to attract the viewer but most of the times at least in my case I end up turning off the television entirely and play some music. Ah...peace...

Moving on to the recipe of cornbread. On the days that I am looking for something more than plain bread to accompany soups I make this cornbread. I find this a nice change of pace with the addition of spice and sweet corn and find that it  works with soups that tend to have some sweetness to it like the butternut squash with lentils soup  or the  carrot soup.
 





Ingredients and Method to make Eggless Cornbread
1 cup self raising corn meal
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
salt to taste ( I used about 1 1/4 tsp for this quantity)
1/2 tsp chilli powder 
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp brown sugar

1 cup white or yellow sweet corn (either fresh or frozen) (I used frozen white)

1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 
2 cubes of light cheese (optional) (about 1.5 oz)

Pre heat oven to 375 deg F

Grease a large glass dish with a few drops of olive oil or any other oil and keep aside. ( I used a 10 X 14 inches glass dish)

In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.

Add the milk and keep mixing. Add the yogurt and mix well.

Add  sweet corn and mix well.

Finally add olive oil and mix well.

Pour this mixture into the greased dish,gently flatten with a knife and place in the oven.

Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cut into little squares and serve with soup of choice.

Variation

Try using finely sliced green chillies according to taste instead of chilli powder.

Add finely chopped cilantro to the corn mixture before baking for a slightly different flavor 


Notes:

Baking times will vary depending on the size and material of your baking dish.

You can replace the whole wheat pastry flour with equal quantity of all purpose flour.
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30 comments :

anudivya said...

Love cornbread, but never had it with soup, hmm, now you got me thinking...
Wish you a very happy Deepavali Usha... sweets, snacks ellaam enge?

Curry Leaf said...

Wish you a very happy diwali.I love cornbread with soup.It can also be served with mexican chilli.Love it.I too was searching for a good eggless cornbread recipe.The one I bookmarked has one egg.I will try both. Cheers

Viki Xavier. said...

The corn bread is amazing.I went through all your posts and I love your blog.Nice job done.
Happy Deepavali.

Lisa said...

Cornbread is one of my favorites and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Yours sounds and looks wonderful.

Sireesha said...

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI USHA......

The cornbread looks scrumptious...

Laavanya said...

Happy Diwali Usha... :)

I love cornbread.. esp. the crispy ones - I made corn muffins with a black bean soup rather recently.

Cham said...

Wishing you a Happy Deepavali and your family! Looks tasty ur cornbread!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

never had corn bread.. urs looks good...is it like pound cake or something?

Bharti said...

Happy Diwali..this looks good. Would love to have it with chili sometime.

raaji said...

lovely eggless cornbread.......hmm.

Happy Diwali Usha!!!!!!

Pearlsofeast said...

I wanted to try out somehing with corn, this sounds great Usha. Bookmarked.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely bread.happy diwali.....cheers

aTxVegn said...

I still need to try your soups!

I thought the TV stations were a little better about the loud ads, but I guess not...

sowmya said...

Fantastic..the recipe is so good and different..

Divya Vikram said...

this is one bread I have never tried..thanks for the recipe..

Vegetation said...

Oh yum! I adore cornbread and this one looks amazing. I'll definitely be giving it a try soon.

For me it's definitely the super loud ads that annoy too (well that and the kid targeted advertising that's on on weekend mornings making my kids think they need every single new toy on the market NOW.)

Indranee said...

Lovely cornbread...wish you a very Happy Diwali!

Maria said...

This will go great with all of my soup creations!

A-kay said...

I love soups and bread to go with it too. Love this version of cornbread - will trythis for sure.

Sagari said...

cornbread looks so yumm and moist usha

Sujatha said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family Usha!

Cornbread looks delicious! I've never tried them at home.. bookmarking your recipe..

Kavitha said...

Thanks for visiting usha. Keep on visiting and post your suggestions and comments.

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too get irritated by loud ads, I simply run to reduce the volume. The corn bread looks awesome. It is my favorite combo with any soup.

Priti said...

This looks so nice....very pluffy and nice...gud one dear....Wish you and family Happy Diwali

Alexa said...

This corn bread seems so moist. It turned out beautiful-- a great addition to a soup meal.

SMN said...

I never baked or tasted corn bread loved the color very tempting..

Jaishree said...

Lovely cornbread...looks so nice....very pluffy and nice.New to me..wish you a very Happy Diwali!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Cornbread looks yummy........

Paru ... said...

Lovely bread Usha..Looks Yummy..

miss v said...

i've never heard of sago before, but this looks really yummy. i especially like the potato and peanut combo. interesting!

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