Corn bread is a quintessential part of American cuisine particularly in the South-western region. You can read more about it here.
Below is a quick and healthy recipe that one of my good friend shared with me. I used Honey instead of sugar and it was really perfect for us in terms of sweetness. If you intend to bake yours sweet, you can add more of honey or sugar. I added about 1/2 cup of fresh corn kernels and I think that made the bread even more tasty; whenever i took a bite the fresh sweet corn kernels gave a unique flavor and added more taste to it. There are hundreds of recipes out there. You can modify and add different ingredients like cheese, scallions, chillies or jalapenos; I am sure it will taste equally fantastic.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour/maida
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl:
1 cup buttermilk or yogurt
3 Tbs. honey or sugar
3 Tbs. melted butter/cooking oil
1/2 to 1 cup of fresh corn(optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Stir wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until combined. Be careful not to over-mix as it might make the bread hard.
3. Butter a pie plate - 8 inch square casserole, or 8-9 inch round cast iron pan whichever you have.
4. Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for about 20 minutes. When done, the center should spring up when lightly pressed and the edges will look at little brown.
P.S: If you’re using a glass pie plate or casserole, it can take a little longer to bake.