Breakfast, cornbread with orange butter recipe

cornbread with orange butter

When I lived in Brazil I seldom ate cornbread, we call it broa de milho, mainly at friends houses and every time it was a different experience. Every household has its own special family recipe passed from generation to generation and invariably evolving everytime. There are so many delicious recipes out there and many variations on flavours.

Cornbread is a quick and easy recipe perfect for instant gratification. This recipe looks more like a cake, in Brazil we call this type of bread, broa, than a proper old fashion bread. Still, it is delicious and it is the highlight of any bread basket. Enjoy it!

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Cornbread, recipe

2 tablespoons of baking powder (7g)
4 tablespoons (soup) of sugar (70g)
1 cup (tea) milk (200ml)
3 cups (tea) of plain flour (300g)
200g of fresh cooked corn
4 tablespoons (soup) of butter (60g)
2 eggs
3/4 cup (tea) medium coarse cornmeal (110g)
1 teaspoon (tsp) of salt
1/2 spoon (soup) of fennel seed (optional)
150g of grated mature cheddar

1)pre-heat the oven to 180C/fan, butter and flour a baking mould (22-25cm dia) reserve. 
2)Mix all the dry ingredients (yeast, flour, coarse cornmeal, salt)  in a clean bowl. Reserve
3) In a blender add all the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, corn, butter and cheese), blend well.
3) Gently fold together the dry ingredients and the corn batter
4) Add the fennel seeds and place the mixture into the pre-buttered mould.
5)Bake in preheated moderate oven (180C, fan) for 45-55 minutes. Serve immediately.

Orange Butter, recipe

100g of butter, salted at room temperature
2 teaspoon of orange blossom water
1/2 grated orange zest

Method: mix all ingredients well, serve with bread.
Enjoy it with toasted cornbread.

toasted cornbread with orange butter
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  1. my cup of beauty
    June 18, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    this looks super delicious and I need this keyboard in my life!



  2. June 18, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    Hi Dominika, I just love the Logitech keyboard dual purpose (keyboard and cover) is very sleek. R

  3. Lisa Irene Serrano
    June 19, 2015 / 11:34 am

    I love cornbread & I have never had orang butter with it. I need to make this. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  4. June 19, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Hey Lisa, you must have delicious cornbread recipe where you live. Do try the orange butter – its delicious – enjoy! Rx

  5. June 19, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    You know, I have wanted to make corn based cake or polenta cakes for so long and still haven't! Your recipe is telling me I should soon 🙂 Love the color and crust on this..!

  6. June 21, 2015 / 9:41 am

    Orange butter? Count me in!

    The keyboard looks so handy and I've been sitting on the fence whether I need to get one. Just take the plunge, non?

  7. June 21, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Thanks Asha and Michelle for stopping by. Asha, glad to inspire you. Michelle, I really like this gadget, use it almost everyday. R

  8. Meeta K
    June 22, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    I just adore cornbread/cake or polenta based cakes like this. This looks so rich and dreamy and the butter .. oh yes!

  9. June 22, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Hi Meeta, cornbread is such a hit with everyone and that butter is amazing too! R

  10. Pasta Bites
    June 25, 2015 / 10:40 am

    I SO need that keyboard!! and the cornbread, too please. looks delicious