You’re probably thinking gluten free corn bread, isn’t that already gluten free? Well this recipe calls for one cup of gluten free flour, to help give it some structure.
Is this sweet or savoury? This is the question my Mum asked me as I made it for her for Mother’s Day. I think the smell coming from the oven was confusing, as the corn does give off a sweet smell and it has two tablespoons of sugar. I think it works well in both sweet and savoury dishes. It was great with our poached eggs for breakfast and also worked well topped with maple syrup or honey.
Polenta: sourcing gluten free polenta was harder than I imagined. Polenta is just corn, so it technically should be gluten free by ingredient. However both Coles and Woolworths own versions had ‘may contain gluten’ on them. I finally found a brand called Sostanza polenta, with no may contains in the Coles baking section. I am told there is also a version at independent supermarkets, and Woolworths that has no may contains. Of course if you don’t have Coeliac Disease, and don’t need to avoid gluten the other brands will be suitable.
Serving suggestions: we served it with poached eggs, bacon, roasted tomatoes, spinach, avocado and feta. It was absolutely delicious. But you could also just top it with butter, or honey.
More photos coming soon of the actual corn bread, I made it on Mothers Day, so had to be quick to serve it up. But it was so good I’ll be making it again soon!
I hope you enjoy!
- 1 1/3 cups of polenta
- 1 cup gluten free plain flour, sifted
- 2 tbs caster sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 150g butter, melted
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a 8cm x 22cm loaf pan and line the base with baking paper.
- Combine the polenta, flour, caster sugar, baking powder. Add the buttermilk, butter and egg and stir until just combined. Avoid over-mixing.
- Allow to stand for 30 minutes to thicken.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Stand for 5 minutes in tin, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.