Sunday, 27 May 2012

Mini Cornbreads


It's time for a Random Recipe challenge and this month Dom from Belleau Kitchen who hosts the challenge has chosen 'First and Last'.  The challenge was to randomly select a cookbook and choose either the first or last recipe of the book or both! It's great to actually have a choice which I was delighted with. I randomly selected a book from my ever growing pile and managed to pick one that I've never baked from before but have enjoyed flicking through for the beautiful pictures and lovely recipes. 



So the first recipe in the book - well there are 2 recipes on the first page and they are ginger, oat and sultana cookies & pecan and cranberry cookies. The last recipe is mini cornbreads with vegetables. I instinctively went for the cookies but I thought I should challenge myself as that's what this is all about. I rarely do any savoury baking so I thought it would be a nice change. Plus I still had polenta left over from making my gluten free millionaire shortbread

I am so glad I picked the cornbreads as they are absolutely delicious!! They were really easy to make and it's a great basic recipe to have as you can change the vegetable ingredients to create delicious variations.  The original recipe uses tomatoes and peppers but I chose to make tomato and corn separately. 







 Make the cornbread mixture (polenta, flour, milk, egg yolk, salt,oil and baking powder) and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the polenta to soak up the liquid. 

 Add in a whisked egg white which makes the cornbreads light and fluffy. 

 I used my new silicone mini tartlet tray

 Served warm with dips 


 which would you prefer? Tomato or corn? The tomato was my favourite :) 

Recipe is from Popina Book of Baking by Isdora Popovic, page 141. 


30 comments:

  1. Tempting! I haven't tried corn bread before but I would go for tomato as well.

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    1. Thank! Do give them a go one day - they are really good :)

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  2. Look delicious I love corn bread!

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  3. These look really yummy. It would be hard to choose between the tomato or the corn, I am sure I would love both.

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    1. Thanks - they were both delicious :)

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  4. Wow both look very yummy! Love the mini tart pan.

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  5. and I'm so glad you did too, they look lovely... such an interesting recipe, I would never have thought of making something like this but I really think I might do it... so yummy! thanks so much for taking part, I do love having you on board x

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    1. Thanks Dom! It was a brilliant challenge as the first and last pages are often neglected and I always value the opportunity to use my cookbooks.

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  6. Ooh, I love cornbread, and these look delicious! :)

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  7. These cornbread look very tasty. I love them mini.

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  8. Oh yes, yummy cornbread. I so love the colour as well as the taste and your mini ones look lovely. Well done for taking the less easy option, sometimes it can be very rewarding.

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    1. Thanks - I loved the colour and taste too :) Definitely very rewarding!

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  9. That looks like a really interesting book...I'm not entirely sure I've ever tried cornbread...although I'd pick the tomato one!! :-)

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    1. It's a great book! I love buying their products at Broadway market so when I saw they had a book, I had to buy it. Cornbread is delicious :)

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  10. These look beautifully light - great for dips (and I do love dips). I'm leaning towards the tomato version.

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    1. They were delicious! I won't tell you how many I ate! :)

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  11. Love these! Like savoury versions of cupcakes.

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    1. I never thought of that - they do indeed :)

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  12. Lovely cornbread & looks so cute in minis! The color is so inviting! Fabulous ! :)

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    1. Thanks Kit. Mini's always look so cute :)

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  13. These look lovely - especially in mini cupcake sized pieces!

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    1. Thanks! I love mini's in baking - great portion control and super cute!

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  14. Oh oh oh cornbread they're so American to me :) I would LOVE the corn ones hehe ~ they're so mini hehe i love anything that small and cute :P

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    1. Mini ones are definitely cute! I love cornbread too and never realised how easy it is to make at home.

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