RECIPE Wheat Free Cornbread

Me and my husband have been very involved in American Football of late. Mainly because our team, the New Orleans Saints, have gone further than ever before. Today, they play a game which could take them to the Super Bowl, I am so nervous!

The Saints need to win the Super Bowl, not just because they are awesome but also because it would mean so much to the people of New Orleans who have been through so much but also because it would bring much needed business and tourism to the area. I'm saying prayers tonight!

What's this got to do with food eh?
Well, me and my husband have been cooking and enjoying Southern cuisine ever since we came back from New Orleans and tonight we had a friend over and cooked up some good old fashioned Red Beans & Rice and some wheat free Cornbread. In Louisiana you'll rarely find one dish without the other. Red Beans are traditionally cooked up on a Monday but I guess on game nights, when people are feeling at their most patriotic, they'll cook up some beans.

The cornbread recipe came from a book called "The Top 100 New Orleans Recipes of All Time" by John DeMers and Rhonda Findley. (It was a wedding gift, I don't know if you can get it in this country.)

Here's the recipe!
Note - As this is an American recipe, the measurements are in 'cups' - I use an old fashioned china tea cup as my 'cup'. This recipe makes enough for 8/9 slices.


1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups of yellow cornmeal (I found this in Tesco, in the Asian food section. 1.5kg for 89p!)
1 teaspoon of creole seasoning (if you can't find any, use a mixture of black pepper, salt, parsley, paprika, cayenne & garlic.)
2 teaspoons of sugar
3 teaspoons of baking powder
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of melted butter


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add eggs and milk
3. Beat with a spoon until moist, then thoroughly incorporate cream and butter
4. Pour into a buttered pan and bake until set and golden brown. 15 - 20 minutes.


  1. Just been diagnosed with a wheat and soya allergy,looking for a wheat free corn bread recipe but your recipe contains All purpose flour ? how can this be Wheat free?

  2. Hi Lena,
    you can buy Gluten Free All Purpose Flour from most large supermarkets in the UK. Most of the time it's from Dove's farm.
    Sorry that I didn't make it clear in my post.

  3. Edited to add that we made this the other day with Polenta instead of cornmeal and it was just as good :)


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