Sourdough Cornbread, THM E, DF, SF

Sourdough Cornbread made with Masa Cornmeal and topped with sauted veggies is so good served with a piping hot bowl of chili. Hidden in the bread is some sweet corn which give it a wonderful texture. In my thinking, cornbread must always be served with some diced jalapenos.

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I love to bake cornbread in a hot 10 inch cast iron skillet. Using a hot cast iron skillet gives the bread a crusty exterior and the inner crumb is moist and tender. This cornbread is even good eaten cold the next day with just a dab of butter. One thing nice about this recipe is that it can be mixed and baked immediately. You do not need to ferment the batter. Masa cornmeal is treated with lime which makes it easier for your body to digest.

If you have been following my blog you will know that I love to bake with sourdough. Fermenting the dough makes it easier for your body to digest. Some people who are sensitive to gluten can eat sourdough bread since it has been fermented which breaks the phytic acids down. To me, there is something special about taking flour and water and turning it into a bubbling starter.

Sourdough bread is made by fermenting the dough naturally using occurring lactobacilli and wild yeast. Sourdough was the usual from of leavening bread down into the Middle Ages until it was replaced by other products. French Bakers brought sourdough techniques to California during the Gold Rush where it remains part of the culture today.

My starter, pictured below, is over 8 years old. From this jar, I have sent our thousands of jars/packs of starter to help others begin their journey into this intriguing world of baking. If you would like to purchase a mature starter to give you a jumpstart into baking you can purchase one on the “Buy it Now” page.

Sourdough Cornbread, THM E, DF, SF

  • 3/4 cup Masa cornmeal
  • 2 donks Stevia Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup almond or cashew milk
  • 3/4 cup sourdough starter, unfed or discard works well
  • 1 cup sweet corn (kernels)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapenos, optional
  • Olive Oil Pam Spray
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl combine cornmeal, Stevia Powder, salt, Cream of Tartar, and baking soda. Whisk until well combined. Set aside. Blend together egg , whites, almond milk, sourdough starter, and corn. Set aside. In a 10 inch cast iron skillet, sauté onion and pepper in butter until soft. When veggies are soft, remove from the skillet into another dish. Spray the hot skillet lightly with Olive Oil Pam Spray. With a whisk combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients just until combined. Pour into the hot prepared skillet. Sprinkle the sauted veggies over the cornbread. Add the jalapenos if desired. Place skillet into preheated oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serves 8.

After you have whisked the dry ingredients with the liquid ingredients your batter should be bubbly like the above picture. Only whisk until the ingredients are just combined. Mixing too long will create a tough textured cornbread.

You can make your own starter by following the instructions on this blog post Making a Sourdough Starter. You can even buy a Sourdough Beginner Kit that will have a mature starter, flours, vital wheat gluten, and an Around the Family Table Cookbook included.

If you have questions about feeding your starter, watch this video. It may help you understand how the starter should look after it is fed.

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Sourdough Cornbread, THM E, SF, DF,

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Masa cornmeal
  • 2 donks Stevia Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup almond or cashew milk
  • 3/4 cup sourdough starter unfed or discard works well
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapenos optional
  • Olive Oil Pam Spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl combine cornmeal, Stevia Powder, salt, Cream of Tartar, and baking soda. Whisk until well combined. Set aside. Blend together egg , whites, almond milk, sourdough starter, and corn. Set aside. In a 10 inch cast iron skillet, sauté onion and pepper in butter until soft. When veggies are soft, remove from the skillet into another dish. Spray the hot skillet lightly with Olive Oil Pam Spray. With a whisk combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients just until combined. Pour into the hot prepared skillet. Sprinkle the sauted veggies over the cornbread. Add the jalapenos if desired. Place skillet into preheated oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serves 8.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link.  We have now added additional items to our store… Sourdough Starter Kits and more. Buy It Now.

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