These American corn loaves made with polenta are quick to make and freeze-able too. Enjoy them warm or cold.
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips
- 50g (1¾oz) Parmesan cheese, grated
- 250g (8oz) plain flour
- 250g (8oz) cornmeal (polenta)
- 1 level tbsp caster sugar
- 4 level tsp baking powder
- ½ level tsp salt
- 400ml (14fl oz) milk
- 1 large egg
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 8 x 200ml (7fl oz) mini loaf tins,buttered
- Preheat the oven to a gas mark 7 or220°C.
- Reserve a little of the Parmesan for the topping. Put the rest of the cheese in a bowl and add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt, and stir well to mix it.
- Lightly beat together the milk, egg and olive oil. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir together.
- Divide the mixture between the mini loaf tins and place them on a baking tray. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top.
- Bake the loaves in the centre ofthe oven for 20-25 mins, or until they have risen and are an even, golden colour.
- Remove the loaves from the oven and leave them to cool in the tins for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack. Serve the loaves warm or cold.
The loaves may be packed in a freezer bag and frozen for up to 3 months. Allow to defrost and refresh them in a hot oven for a few minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per portion
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.