This weeks challenge was corn bread. It was actually some of the best corn bread I've ever tasted. It was moist. It reminded me of a funny story....About a decade ago I was a weekend baker at a place and we made this awful muffin. Us bakers coined the muffin the sawdust muffin. The owner liked the muffin, they were healthy. One day the owner was not there to defend her recipe and a customer complained about the muffin. The manager came back and let us bakers have it and brought us a muffin and had us try it and told us how awful it was. Well....that was what it was suppose to taste like...sawdust. I realized from this that the baker is only as good as the recipe she is given. So how does this story tie in with corn bread. I have made corn bread in the past and it was dry. Now I realize...it wasn't me, a bad corn bread baker...it was the recipe!! Ah....confidence gained.
This recipe was easy-I soaked the corn meal overnight and then added all the ingredients into the bowl. I mixed by hand with a spatula, poured the batter in the pan and sprinkled the batter with bacon, and baked.
Thank you Chris from http://www.akuindeed.com/ for hosting our BBA Challenges.