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Corn Bread with Fresh Corn

Posted Sep 12 2008 6:11pm

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, July 2004.

2 ears fresh corn
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1 3/4 cups Dairy Delicious milk or 1 cup Coffee Rich diluted with 3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large egg white, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Cut kernels from ears of corn into a bowl; scrape "milk" and remaining pulp from cobs using the dull side of a knife.

3. Coat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Place pan in 400-degree oven for 10 minutes.

4. While pan preheats in oven, melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn mixture; saute 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Place half of corn and 1/2 cup milk in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Place pureed corn and sauteed corn in a medium bowl.

5. Lightly spoon the cornmeal and flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, make a well in center of mixture. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1 1/4 cups milk, egg and egg white to corn mixture, stirring just until moist. Pour batter into preheated skillet; bake at 400 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Makes 12 servings.

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