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Corn Bread with Basil

Italian-style corn bread with basil -- super easy to make and quite aromatic.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup grated provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/3 cup fresh or frozen corn cooked
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 2 tablespoons dried


  • Preheat oven to 350º F (180º C). Grease a retangular bread pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Reserve.
  • Beat eggs slightly and stir in the butter and milk. Reserve. In a separate, large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together: flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and sugar. Then, add the beaten egg mixture and stir with a wooden spoon. Add the cheeses and corn and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of bread comes out clean. Unmold bread onto a rack and let cool slightly until warm. Serve corn bread warm with butter and /or honey, or as an accompaniment for picadinho. Serves: 8 people

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from MdeMulher Culinária.
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