Day 2 of Holiday Prep

Gluten Free Corn Bread


Today I’m working on the cornbread for my Stuffing. ( if your from the South, we call it Dressing) The Stuffing or Dressing recipe I use calls for 2 pans of corn bread, which equals about 12 cups of crumbled corn bread. So I double the recipe below.   I try to make my corn bread early, measure it out and put it into bags and freeze it. That way when it’s time to make my dressing for Thanksgiving, all I have to do is add it to the recipe.

Gluten Free Corn Meal Mix

1–24 oz. bag of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Stone Ground Whole Grain Corn Meal

2- 24 oz. bag of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Corn Flour

Mix well with whisk, in a large mixing bowl, and pour in air tight container. Be sure and label container.

The reason I like to use the mix of corn flour and cornmeal, is because the GF corn meal is coarser than regular cornmeal. So when you add the corn flour it just evens it out. If you like the grit of the corn, then just use the cornmeal. ( I have a thing about texture. I don’t even like regular pears because of the grit!)

If you like the finer grind of the Corn Flour, just use the Corn Flour alone instead of adding the Whole Grain Corn Meal

Gluten Free Corn Bread

2 Cups GF Corn Meal/Corn Flour Mix (2 bags Bobs Red Mill Corn Flour, 1 bag Bobs Red Mill Corn Meal)

½ Teaspoon Salt

2 Teaspoon GF Baking Powder

½ Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Tablespoon Sugar

¾ Stick of softened Salted Butter (6 Tablespoons or 3/8 cup of oil)

1 Cup Water or Milk

2 Eggs Beaten

In large mixing bowl whisk together dry ingredients, then add butter, water and eggs. Mix well and pour into a greased, 9 – 10 inch skillet, or baking dish. Bake at 350* for 25 – 30 minutes, or until set and browned around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool.

Gluten Free Hushpuppies

IMG_2022After I posted the recipe for the fish, there were some that wanted the recipe for the Gluten Free Hushpuppies. So here it is! Hope you enjoy it!

Gluten Free Hushpuppies

1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill GF Corn Meal mix

1/3 Cup All Purpose Gluten Free Flour

1/4 Teaspoon GF Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

2 Teaspoons White Granulated Sugar

1 finely chopped Scallion

1 Large Clove minced Garlic ( about ½ Tablespoon)

1 Jalapeno finely chopped (optional)

1/8 Cup GF Oil

1/2 Cup Tap Water

1 Egg beaten

(plus about 2 to 2 ½  cups GF oil for deep frying)

In medium size mixing bowl whisk together corn meal, GF flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add scallion, garlic, and jalapeno, oil, water, and beaten egg. Mix all ingredients well forming a stiff batter.

In deep fryer or heavy sauce pan heat oil to 180 to 200*F. Dip batter by tablespoon forming an oblong ball or egg shape, and slide each ball into hot oil. Fry for 3- 4 minutes or until dark golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Depending on the size of each hushpuppy, this should make about 12 – 18 hushpuppies.