Taste & Create: Amish Sour Cream Corn Bread
It's Taste and Create time again. This terrific event was created by Nicole over at For the Love of Food. The idea is that you are teamed up with a fellow food blogger and you each make something from each other's blog.
Last month I made delicious cinnamon sugar donut muffins from Laura Rebecca's Kitchen.
This month I was teamed up with Janaki from The Spice is Right. What a great name for a blog! Janaki has set out to bake a new bread recipe everday in 2008. Amazing!! I feel tired just thinking about it. She has tons of delicious looking bread already posted.
After lots of perusing I settled on Amish Sour Cream Corn Bread. Corn bread is not big here in Australia. We've all heard of it from American books and movies and things. But it's not the sort of thing anyone here eats very often, if at all. I have tried it a few times in restaurants and really liked it. So I was keen to try making it myself.
It turned out to be a great choice, because this bread is simply delicious. Incredibly light, soft and tender, with just a bare touch of sweetness. I had hoped to serve it with dinner. But it didn't last that long.
And so deadly simple. It's really just mix and bake. I accidently bought lite sour cream, but it didn't seem to matter. So if you are worried about the calorie count, this is a good option.
Janaki has included a link to the original recipe which she found on an amish recipe site. After trying this bread, I'm thinking this site is worth a closer look. I have reproduced the recipe here also.
Amish Sour Cream Corn Bread
(adapted from The Spice is Right)
3/4 cup corn meal
1 cup plain flour
2 1/2 tbspn white granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn cream of tartar
1 tspn salt
2 tbspn butter, melted
1 cup thick sour cream (I used lite sour cream)
4 tbspn milk
Sift together the dry ingredients. Add the egg, sour cream, milk and butter.
Beat well. Pour into a greased 9 inch bread pan. (I used a 27cmx15cm loaf tin).
Bake at 220C for 20 minutes. (It may take a bit less time in a loaf tin).