Cornbread recipe

How about we teach you how to prepare a special Christmas dish: Cornbread! This dish is famous for being the “most-eaten” dish on Christmas eve! So get cooking and let us know how it turns out!



  • 320g stone-ground yellow polenta
  • 140g plain flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 0.75 tsp fine salt
  • 90g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for preparing the pan
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 575ml milk



1) Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6. Butter a 23cm cast iron skillet.

2) In a large bowl, whisk together the polenta, flour, baking powder and salt.

3) In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand-held electric mixer and a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar and mix until light and airy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.

4) Add the polenta mixture to the butter mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the milk in 2 parts, until just combined into a thick batter. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the batter into the prepared skillet and smooth the top.

5) Bake until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 mins. Set aside to cool slightly before serving.


Bon Appetit!!


Helwi El Hayet

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