Sunday, October 14, 2012

From Corn In the Field too.....Cornbread : Tina

Our field corn is finally ready to harvest. We initially grew it to feed chickens that we were going to get  but I guess you could say that we "chickened out".  Maybe next year we'll get some.
Anyways we have all this corn and  have been wanting to make homemade cornbread with it and so we did today.  We found this grinder at the flea market last year.
First we removed the corn from the cob, then ran it through the grinder 3 times. With each pass you get a finer texture.

This is the cornmeal after 3 passes, we ground 4 ears of corn and got 6 cups of cornmeal.

Then we baked cornbread. We were pleasantly surprised that it tasted very good.

We picked more today before the rain came. It has to dry for 2 weeks prior to grinding.

In case anyone else has some field corn and wants to make cornbread, here is the recipe we used:
~Cornbread Recipe~
1 c. yellow cornmeal
1 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 egg
1 c. milk
1/4 c. shortening

Mix all ingredients. Bake in 8x8 cake pan at 325 until done, about 25 minutes.


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