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How to make it

  • Combine the cornmeal mix and flour in a medium bowl.
  • Add water and stir to combine.
  • Add more water if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough is smooth.(It should be very stiff)
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let stand overnight at room temperature.
  • The next day, heat oven to 300 degrees F .
  • Grease a loaf pan with melted shortening or butter. Set aside.
  • Remove plastic wrap from the cornmeal mixture.
  • Combine buttermilk, sorghum and baking soda in a large liquid measuring cup.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the cornmeal mixture.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Stir in melted shortening or butter.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake until firm, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Remove to rack to cool slightly.
  • Run a knife around the outside of the loaf.
  • Invert and serve warm
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Oh Jett, thanks for posting this cornbread recipe! It sounds soooo good! I can't wait to make this one!
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  • kprice54 8 years ago
    My Grandmother used to make this for us all the time when I was young. We loved it, but we never ate it warm out of the oven. She served it the next day, sliced and browned in the skillet. Yum!
    I am glad to see this recipe. No one has ever heard of Corn Light Bread.
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  • petunia97 8 years ago
    love it, saving it! thanks...have a great day!
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  • lunasea 8 years ago
    Sounds delish, Jett m'dear. I love warm cornbread with just a little butter. It's like a slice of heaven...

    Thanks for the post!
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  • chefmeow 8 years ago
    This sounds really, really, really good. Love cornbread around here, so this will be a must try. Thanks for posting.
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    " It was excellent "
    ruskingirl ate it and said...
    Currently loving cornbread and recipes...thanks girl.
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  • bluewaterandsand 8 years ago
    This sounds very good.
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  • danadooley 8 years ago
    This is a gem you've dug up jett. I love these old world recipes that take us back to the past. Great post.
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  • kismet 8 years ago
    Jett,this is alot like Indian Corn bread.Thank-you.How is your evening?
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    " It was excellent "
    bigstmpr ate it and said...
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  • jett2whit 8 years ago
    Per slice:
    203 calories(percent of calories from fat)
    4 grams protein
    44 grams carbohydrates
    2 grams fiber
    2 grams fat(0.5 gram saturated)
    trace cholesterol
    515 milligrams sodium
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