Cornbread is a generic name for any number of quick breads (a bread leavened chemically, rather than by yeast) containing cornmeal. As maize (also known as corn) is native to North America, it is not surprising that the various kinds of cornbreads are more prevalent in the New World. However, in Italy, the corn-based mush known as polenta is sometimes fashioned into a fried form resembling cornbread.
We have a number of cornbread recipes:
- Cornbread recipe (with sweetcorn) - Cornbread with whole sweetcorn kernels.
- Broa - a type of cornbread traditionally made in Portugal, Galicia and Brazil* Quick cornbread - 25 minutes from larder to table - from Nik and Edwina's Cookbook
- Cheese and chilli cornbread - The perfect combination
- Sopa paraguaya - literally 'Paraguayan soup', is in fact a type of bread made with cornmeal and cheese