Lockdown day 66: Frankenstein bread
Thursday May 21st 2020, 1:28 pm
Filed under: Food

So there’s this fresh-ground white cornmeal from George Washington’s grist mill, sitting there.

There’s this sourdough starter that I left on the counter rather than putting it in the fridge which means I had to feed it more flour and water every day, and it’s just sitting there.

I had this loaf of cranberry pumpkin sourdough but it’s no longer sitting there.

What if…

And so, Frankensteining the Fannie Farmer version, we have this:


Preheat the oven to 425. Butter an 8″ pan–I used my ceramic Mel and Kris cake pan (in the jewel colorway)

1 c. white cornmeal

1/4 c. plus 2 tbl flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/3 c. sugar

1/2 tsp salt

In a separate bowl, 1 egg beaten with 1/4 c plus 2 tbl milk and 3 tbl melted butter, to which you add 3/4 c sourdough starter

Bake for 22 minutes.


And the verdict is: it’s surprisingly cake-like, in both the texture and that it’s sweeter than I expected; I’m guessing the cornmeal was from a sweet white corn? Either way, it was definitely approved of.

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Yum! I love it when an experiment works out.

Comment by ccr in MA 05.21.20 @ 2:04 pm

Try reducing the sugar by half, you will still get a hint of sweet.

Field corn is used for cornmeal and is harvested when dry, sweet corn is harvested while still fresh.

Comment by Mary Hunt 05.21.20 @ 2:20 pm

Save me a piece (-:

Comment by Anne 05.21.20 @ 4:01 pm

It does sound good!

Glad the experiment panned out. (hihihi)

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 05.22.20 @ 6:38 am

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