Indian Blue Cornbread

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Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

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Blue corn for cornbread is as traditional for the Pueblo Indians as yellow corn is for the rest of us. Pork cracklings are often added, as are chili and cheese. Sometimes the cornmeal is sweetened with raisins and minced onions. Usually the meal is leavened with baking powder, which also retains the blue color, and is mixed with wheat flour. The addition of eggs makes for a still lighter bread, which is capable, like cornmeal mush, of folding an entire meal within its nourishing embrace. A