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Cheesy cornbread recipe

Cheesy cornbread recipe

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Jamie Oliver says, "Cornbread is a great recipe for kids to help make as most of the magic happens in one bowl, plus it heroes a veg that they're bound to love – sweetcorn. I'm amplifying the flavour by using fresh corn, but tinned or frozen work too." See method

  • Serves 12
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 421 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 bunch of spring onions (100g)
  • 55g sliced jalapeños in brine (optional)
  • 2 corn cobs
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 300g fat-free cottage cheese
  • 250g coarse cornmeal or polenta
  • 250g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 80g mature Cheddar
Source of protein, which supports the maintenance of muscle mass

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 22%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    6g 6%
  • Salt

    0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 51.9g Protein 19.6g Fibre 3.7g


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  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Line a 23cm round springform cake tin or a 25 x 30cm shallow roasting tin with greaseproof paper leaving an overhang.
  2. Trim the spring onions, then finely chop along with the jalapeños (if using) and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Hold each corn upright on a board and carefully run a knife down, from top to bottom, cutting all the kernels off an placing in the bowl.
  4. Add the oil, milk, cottage cheese, cornmeal and flour, then crack in the eggs and grate in most of the Cheddar. Add a little pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then mix until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and grate over the remaining Cheddar. Bake in the oven for 45 mins, or until golden.
  5. Carefully lift the cornbread out of the tin by its greaseproof paper and leave to cool on a wire rack. Cut into wedges and serve.

Jamie's healthier swap: To cut back on the sat fat, I've reduced the oil and used fat-free cottage cheese to bind it all together

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