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Sesame chilli corn bread

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Posted by: Rhona




1 - 2 hrs

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Baking Savoury
Lunch Box
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You will need

4 tbsp sesame seeds plus a drop more for the top More products
1-2 tsp dried chilli flakes, to taste
4 tbsp sesame oil

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450g polenta (or cornmeal) More products
1 tbsp caster sugar More products
100g unsalted butter and some more for the pan Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
450ml cold milk

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2 large free range eggs

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1 tsp sea salt More products
2 tsp baking powder More products

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  • Fry the seeds and chilli in a saucepan with the oil until lightly toasted, then spoon in 2/3rds of the polenta (cornmeal), 550ml water and the sugar.
  • Whisk until thick and hot.
  • Remove from the heat, cut the butter up into small cubes and beat in until smooth.
  • Now whisk in the eggs and salt.
  • Meanwhile heat a large, deep, 20 cm ovenproof frying pan in a 200 deg cel/gas 6 oven.
  • When the frying pan is hot, beat the remaining polenta (cornmeal) and baking powder into the mixture, then spoon everything into the hot pan and sprinkle sesame seeds on top
  • Bake for 30-40 mins or until puffed and golden.

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