Sunday, March 10, 2013

Let It Snow 'n' Let's Bake Corn Bread !!!

It's snowing.......... !
It's raining.................. !!!
It's has been snowing and raining for quite a while now........ !!!!!!

It seems like soft, fluffy, granular sugar, resonating with white pearls dropping from the blue skies.  And for a food blogger like me, snow looks more with a cotton candy and making up for the white days and nights ! After having snowflake lights and decorations around, it is actually swirling and whirling snow flakes !!!!! Yesterday morning I woke up and got completely mesmerised with the view outside my window. The dry bushes and woods were looking so photogenic with 'white lacy trees' and teeny tiny hills of snow and snow covered rooftops. The sun was shinning bright and its golden rays were making everything look more beautiful. The scenic beauty was pure bliss to the eyes and soul ......!

These flurries and snow showers kept us indoors for a really long time. So one day we thought of watching 'Disney on Ice'. It was so much fun to see the uber talented Disney characters spinning, singing and dancing on Ice.  My lil' Dennis actually bought a sledge and went for a slide in a nearby park and came out fully messed up tossing himself in and out of slush, still smiling though :)

 There was a bright ray of hope.... As Punxsutawney Phil, the king of Groundhogs was awakened from his borrow at Gobblers knob for one hundred and twenty seventh year to give this delightful weather prediction, we all hoped with joy!!!!!!!!

"And so ye faithful, there is no shadow to see. An early spring for you and me." 

Got some tinkering in my ears and thought of baking corn bread for our Anniversary. Time flies and we came a long way relishing speciality cakes to a home baked version of sweet and simple cake.
Here is the recipe of Corn Bread !


Supplies required to make Corn Bread :

Corn meal:1/2 cup
APF: 1/2 cup
Baking Powder: 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Salt: a pinch
Sugar: 1/2 cup
Honey: 2tsp
Milk: 1 cup, add a little more if required
Butter: 1/2 cup
Eggs: 2

Method:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease the baking pan or cast iron skillet with cooking spray. My method of baking is simple. Mix all the dry ingredients and then gradually add wet/liquid ingredients. Blend well and bake. The step wise procedure is like this.
Sift corn meal and all purpose flour in a bowl few times.
Now add baking powder, baking soda and salt. Swirl all the ingredients with a spoon.
Bring the butter to a room temperature and add sugar plus honey.
Now add eggs to the butter and sugar mix.
Blend this mixture with the cornmeal + APF mix made above.
Add milk as required.
Stir all the ingredients once again to make a nice thick batter without any lumps.
Pour the batter into the greased pan/skillet.
Bake for atleast 25 to 30 minutes, till you get the nice golden color, a crack and a fragrance of a home baked cake !
Get yourself ready and grab supermoist countrystlye home baked corn bread.



This is BLISS, or should I say warm and sweet bliss.... !!!!!


This was my first attempt at baking cornmeal and making cornbread at home. The experience was quite satisfying. Earlier I had only made cornmeal flat bread Indian style on griddle with veggies but baking was so much fun and hope to make it more often. Hope you guys also like it and try it...!



Thanks for stopping by my space. Wish you all a wonderful Time !!!!


23 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Soft and yummy corn bread.

Priya Suresh said...

Am in love with ur super spongy cornbread.

Sonia said...

Hi Vimitha, I am so glad that you liked the corn bread. Do give it a try, home baked version really rocks ! Thanks !

Sonia said...

Thanks Priya for your lovely comment and for stopping by my space! Regards !

Emma @ Food, Fork and Good said...

This is the cutest post! I love your knife and fork!

Angie's Recipes said...

It's snowing over here too..but not much.. Last week it was still so spring, suddenly, winter attacks again.
The corn bread looks warming and delicious.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

being from the south I grew up on cornbread and i love your version! Sweet buttery and perfect

Sonia said...

Thanks Guys for the warm complements !!!!! I am so glad that you liked the corn bread. The weather is really bad over here and now eagerly waiting for spring and fresh salads ....!

bellini said...

Cornbread is just too good to pass up.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I loved your description of snow and how you related it to food. Your cornbread sounds very good. It is perfect when you want a comforting meal. Congratulation on your anniversary. I wish you many more happy years.

Sonia said...

Thank you so much Belini and Karen for stopping by my space. I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day.
Regards, Sonia

Charles said...

I love cornbread, but would you believe that cornmeal/flour is really rare here. It's not at all common which means that this isn't something I can make often sadly. I had it a few years back. When it's hot from the oven, with butter... oh my!

Yours looks great Sonia - and I love your serving bowl too!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

YUM! I love corn bread, and how cute to bake in the tiny skillet. :) Looks very moist inside too!

Prathima Rao said...

Fabulous & very poetic description of the snow!!! And the bread looks warm & inviting, im sure was a real treat as it rained & snowed!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Torviewtoronto said...

the bread looks wonderful beautiful presentation Sonia

Sonia said...

Thanks girls for all the comments ! I appreciate your complements and keeps me going. Enjoy the weekend.
Regards, Sonia

sunday said...

that looks really delicious!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Love cornbread especially with a bowl of chili or stew.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Sonia,

Just dropped by to see how you are doing. I do hope the snow has finally taken a long Spring nap. We need Sun!!!

You know how bad I am when it comes to bread baking but Corn Bread, well that I can handle, lol...Hope all is well with you and yours, thank you so much for sharing, Louise

Sonia said...

Thanks a ton for ur ever appreciating comments. We all are dng well and hope you are dng great too !
Warm Regards,
Sonia

Maha Gadde said...

Soft and luks so yummy dis corn bread.
MAHA

Monica said...

I love this miniature recipe! I just reheated a piece of cornbread for dinner tonight from the freezer. It came from a big portion I made from a cast iron skillet. I love the idea of making just enough for one or two! Thanks!!

Sonia said...

Hi Maha Gadde and Monica, Thanks a lot for being here. I appreciate your time and comments. Take care. Regards, sonia

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