Southern Corn Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    22.5 cm 9 inch bread
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

  • About

When the first European settlers arrived in north America, the native Indians had maize as their staple, a grain unheard of in Europe. The settlers took to this Indian corn as readily as did their Spanish predecessors in Mexico and the lands to the south. The American adoption of Indian methods and recipes, and their alteration to match European practice has given us some enjoyable loaves.

Soon the settlers were making corn pone (from the Algonquin appone) and Johnny cakes (p