Olive Jalapeno savoury cornbread with barley flour. Jalapeno and sriracha sauce made this bread slightly spicy and delicious. A very quick and healthy cornbread. You don’t need to use all purpose flour or maida for this cornbread.
You can serve it in breakfast, tiffin or make small pieces and serve as a party starter. It will be also great with your soup.
Earlier I have shared a sweet gluten free cornbread
You may like some more savoury bakes on this blog
1. Savoury cake
2. Veg calzone
I have made small pieces of the cornbread slices and served it as a starter.
And toasted the remaining slices in halogen oven. And its becomes crispy and taste great after toasting. Never toasted my savoury cornbread before. But from now I will always toast my cornbread slices before serving. Loved the taste and crisp texture.
I have used barley flour with cornmeal. This flour made this bread more nutritious.
It’s also rich in many nutrients and packs some impressive health benefits, ranging from improved digestion and weight loss to lower cholesterol levels and a healthier heart.
Barley is a very healthy grain. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial plant compounds.
It’s also high in fiber, which is responsible for most of its health benefits, ranging from a better digestion to reduced hunger and weight loss.
What’s more, making barley a regular ingredient in your diet may offer protection from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer.
This Monday our 227 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is party starter suggested by my fellow blogger Poonam who blog at Annapurna. Poonam has a wonderful blog. Visit her space for many mouthwatering and healthy recipes. I have a long list to try from her blog. Recently bookmarked her amla candy recipe to try.
I have used barley flour with cornmeal. But you can use all purpose flour or maida, whole wheat flour or atta instead of barley flour. I sometimes make it with gluten free flour. You can use any gluten free flour. For soft cornbread use soybean flour. Soy flour will give your bread a soft texture.
You can use any flavour or spices according to your taste. Coming up soon with a cornbread with Indian spices.
Cornmeal or makka atta – 1 cup
Barley flour or jau atta – 1/2 cup
Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste
Cheddar cheese powder – 2 tablespoon or to taste
Oregano – 2 teaspoon
Dried basil – 1/2 teaspoon
Sweet corn – 1/2 cup, boiled
Ginger powder – 1/2 teaspoon, optional
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar – 1/2 tablespoon, optional
Milk – 1 cup
Vinegar or lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
Oil – 1/4 cup
Olive slices – 3 tablespoon
Jalapeno – 2 tablespoon
Sriracha sauce – 1&1/2 tablespoon
Olive slices for topping
1. Generously grease a loaf pan. You can use any shaped pan.
2. Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.
3. Mix vinegar or lemon juice in milk and keep aside. Milk should be at room temperature or slightly warm.
4. Chop olive and jalapeno slices into small pieces.
5. In a bowl mix cornmeal, barley flour, cheese powder, dried basil, oregano, ginger powder, baking powder, soda, chopped olives and jalapeno. Mix well. For more flour option see notes. You can add 2 – 3 tablespoon more cheddar cheese powder if you like.
6. In a large bowl whisk vinegar mixed milk, oil and sriracha sauce. Whisk well to combine everything well.
7. Now add the dry ingredients. Mix well. You can add 1-2 tablespoon milk more if require to make a thick batter.
8. Add salt and mix again. Add salt carefully. If you like less salt add 3/4 teaspoon salt. I have used 1 teaspoon.
9. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan.
10. Level the top with a spoon or spatula.
Arrange some olive slices on the top.
11. Bake in preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the center of the bread to check.
12. Let it cool down. Slice and serve at room temperature or warm.
Serve as a starter with tea, coffee or any drink. Or you can serve it with soup.
1. You can use all purpose flour or any other flour instead of barley flour. Any gluten free flour can also be used instead of barley flour.
2. You can also make muffins with this batter.
3. Any spices and flavors can be used this cornbread. Use according to your taste. I will share a cornbread with Indian spices soon.
4. You can add more cheddar cheese powder if you want.
If you tried my recipe, you can share your food pictures with me in the social network sites by using hashtag, #batterupwithsujata
I would love to see your creations.