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Triple Corn Cornbread

With a crisp buttery crust and a triple dose of corn, including cornmeal, masa harina and fresh corn, this ultimate cornbread is irresistibly flavorful.

Course Bread, Sides
Cuisine American
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Flour
Diet Pescatarian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 ear sweet corn
  • 156 grams cornmeal (~1 cup)
  • 60 grams masa harina (~1/2 cup)
  • 65 grams all-purpose flour (~1/2 cup)
  • 6 grams baking powder (~2 teaspoons)
  • 2.5 grams baking soda (~1/2 teaspoon)
  • 12 grams granulated sugar (~1 tablespoons)
  • 2.5 grams salt (~ 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 28 grams cultured unsalted butter (2 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 14 grams cultured unsalted butter (~1 tablespoon)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C).
  2. Shuck the corn and remove as much of the silk as possible using a paper towel. Cut the corn off the cob into a bowl and crumble the individual kernels apart so you don't have any big slabs of corn.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the cornmeal, masa harina, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Whisk together to evenly distribute the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the corn and toss to distribute evenly.
  5. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and let it cool slightly.
  6. Measure out the the yogurt and milk into a 2 cup liquid measuring cup and then separate the eggs, adding the whites in with the yogurt mixture and the yolks into the melted butter.
  7. Whisk the yolks and butter until they are fully incorporated and then whisk the yogurt mixture.
  8. Pour the butter mixture into the yogurt mixture and whisk until fully combined.
  9. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to a 8 to 10-inch cast iron skillet and heat over medium high heat.
  10. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold the mixture together until evenly mixed.
  11. Heat an 8-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the butter, and when it is sizzling, swirl it around, coating the sides of the pan as well.

  12. Pour the cornbread batter into the hot pan and smooth off the top.
  13. Put the skillet on a baking sheet and put it in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.