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How to prepare corn bread at home and a list of its most important health benefits

This delicious and nutritious cornbread recipe is a recipe for enjoying a variety of bread that adapts to any dish (or consumes it alone). The cornbread is prepared within a few minutes and the result is a very special cornbread to share with the family. So let’s learn how to prepare it in this article and learn about its countless health benefits.


How to prepare corn bread

The first recipe

Dare you make a different bread for dinner? Would you like to enjoy a different alternative to accompany your meals? Then you should not miss this first recipe for corn bread.

Ingredients (for two loaves of bread)

For foaming:

  • 70 grams of fresh yeast (or 2 tablespoons of yeast powder).
  • A tablespoon of sugar.
  • ½ cup of warm milk
  • Two tablespoons of flour.

For the dough:

  • ½ kg of flour.
  • 100 grams of cornmeal.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • ½ cup of sugar.
  • 3 eggs.
  • A tablespoon of lemon flavor.
  • Two tablespoons of vanilla extract.
  • 70 grams of butter.

How is the preparation done?

First, we start with the foam. Where we put sugar, flour and yeast in a bowl.

Pour the warm milk and mix to form a cream.

Cover with a cloth and let it rise for 10 minutes in a warm place.

Meanwhile, prepare the dough. To do this, mix together flour, salt and cornmeal.

In another bowl, place eggs, sugar, vanilla, lemon flavor, and melted butter.

Mix this mixture with a bowl of flour, salt and cornmeal and stir the ingredients well to form a homogeneous mass.

Pour in the frothy yeast you prepared in the beginning and mix.

Clean the table top and place the dough on it.

Knead it with your hands until you form a dough that is not sticky, but rather elastic.

Place it in a bowl and cover with a plastic wrap, then with a piece of cloth.

Allow a little to take up more volume (to double), this will take about half an hour.

After this time has passed, divide the dough in half and give it the shape and size you want.

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.


Place the dough in oven molds.

Cook in the oven for 15 minutes.

Take the bread out of the oven, you can now coat it with a mixture of egg yolk and water, sprinkle with cornmeal.

Return to the oven until well cooked.

Let it cool and then cut it into slices.

The second cornbread recipe

In this recipe, in addition to corn, you will add raisins. The result is delicious bread that can be eaten for breakfast or as a snack, or if you want to combine a sweet and sour taste at lunch and dinner. Preparation time is approximately one hour.

Required components

  • 2 cups cornmeal.
  • 2 cups of plain flour.
  • 3 tablespoons of yeast powder.
  • 3 eggs.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • 2 cups of milk.
  • 150 grams of butter.
  • 200 grams of raisins.
  • One cup of sugar.

How to prepare this recipe step by step

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.

In a bowl, put the cornmeal together with the other flour, salt, and baking powder.

Add sugar and eggs one at a time, while continuing to stir.

Pour the milk little by little, always mixing with a wooden or plastic spoon.

When you get cream, put butter which should be at room temperature.

Finally, spread the raisins.

Put the mixture in the oven for 40 minutes or so (you can do the test with a stick or knife to see when it’s ready, if the stick or knife comes out dry and clean).

Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool down before serving in slices. You can also serve it with jam, cheese or butter.

Discover the properties and benefits of cornbread

If bread made from wheat flour is the most widely used in half of the world, then corn bread is most prevalent in the other half of the world.

Cornbread stands out first because it contains a lot of fiber found in this ground grain, as well as vitamins A, B1, B5, C, E and K, along with a long list of minerals including calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium and potassium.

In addition, corn bread has a high content of complex carbohydrates and a good dose of amino acids and essential fatty acids such as linoleic that are beneficial for preventing digestive disorders and problems such as hemorrhoids or colon cancer, and reducing bad cholesterol levels and the risk of constipation.

Cornbread is also rich in calcium to strengthen the entire bone and stimulate its growth, as well as teeth, nails and hair. Also, potassium, which has great benefits for heart and nervous system health, muscle structure and adrenaline release .

This is not all. Corn bread contains a very effective carotenoid to strengthen lung function and reduce the risk of developing cancer in this organ.


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