Corn, Cheese and Basil Loaf


Tonight was the engagement party of a special couple. I’ve known both of them for years and tonight they asked us to join them in celebrating their engagement. What better way to do that than food! I decided to bring bread, thinking that salads are always well represented. I bought back an empty breadboard so I think it was a success! I was happy with it at any rate! Original recipe:

Also a shout out here to my beautiful baking friend whose raspberry red velvet cupcakes could change anyone’s life!


Corn, Cheese and Basil Loaf


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal (apparently this is known as polenta in Australia!)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella  cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup tasty cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen corn, cooked
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Lightly beat the eggs together with the melted butter and milk.
  3. Add egg mix to dry ingredients and stir with a large spoon.
  4. Add cheese, corn and basil (Set a few nice leaves aside for presentation)
  5. Well grease a loaf tin and sprinkle with polenta.
  6. Pour mixture into tin and bake at 180degrees for 30 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle a little extra Parmesan on top and bake until browned.
  8. If a skewer inserted does not come out clean, cover in foil and continue to cook until it does so (5-10minutes).
  9. Gently pry from tin and present with a few fresh basil leaves.
  10. Enjoy with butter!

I like making different types of bread. I think for winter when I make my vats of soup to take for lunches I’ll make some bread to go with them 🙂

Now I’m off to nurse my poor mouth to bed- my wisdom tooth is erupting. This is not an enjoyable experience!



One thought on “Corn, Cheese and Basil Loaf

  1. I am very glad to find out that my corn bread with basil recipe is here and you brought back home an empty breadboard. 🙂 Although this bread is a good pair for salads and hearty soups, I like to serve it with my Brazilian-style Pork Ribs and mashed potatoes/cassava. I hope you try one one of these days…Anyway, you did a great job! I love your beautiful corn bread pictures. Wishing you a sunny, happy day!!!

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