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Corn bread on a wooden chopping with two slices removed next to a tub of butter.

Corn bread

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3 stars based on 6 ratings

Traditionally a North American bread, this bread is so simple to make and tastes delicious. This bread is best served warm with butter.

Key Information

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  • Loaves :1
  • Skill level:easy

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Put the flour, polenta, sugar, salt and yeast into a bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Mix to a soft dough with the butter and water.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 25g 1 oz Butter soft
    • 280ml 9½ fl oz Warm water
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Leave to prove for about an hour until doubled in size.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Add your chosen topping/glaze if using and place in an oven preheated to 220°C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7) and immediately turn the heat down to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Bake for 30-35 minutes. When cooked the loaf should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.