Johnny cake (Cornbread)

    40 min

    My parents make this as an occasional treat for breakfast or brunch and used to call this johnny cake but you may know it as sweet corn bread. Serve with butter and maple syrup for tasty change to your breakfast routine.


    Sussex, England, UK
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    Makes: 1 (20cm) square tin

    • 90g coarse polenta (cornmeal)
    • 275ml milk
    • 125g strong white flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 60ml vegetable oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / 180 C fan / Gas 6. Combine cornmeal and milk in a small bowl and let stand for 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Whisk in cornmeal mixture, egg and oil until smooth. Continue whisking for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into greased 20cm (8 in) square baking tin or 12-count muffin tin.
    3. Bake until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

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