Cornmeal is one (of the many) ingredients that I NEVER bought before I started baking regularly. I never made my own cornbread, or pizza, or the many things you can used cornmeal for.
Oh, how the times have changed. I can’t imagine not having it on hand. Mainly because I have a few stashes of homemade pizza dough in the freezer for emergencies. But let’s not dwell on tiny details.
With the name of this loaf beginning with ‘cornmeal’ I immediately thought gritty, with a texture and flavor likened to cornbread. But mine didn’t turn out that way. Instead, it was a pretty standard fruit loaf that had a little extra something that you couldn’t quite put your finger on (unless you made it ;P). Honestly, I can’t remember what I omitted and whether or not I subbed ingredients but mine is pretty plain: just apples. And it was tasty and came together rather quickly.
Thanks to Caitlin of Engineer Baker for choosing this. Head on over to her blog for the recipe.
11 thoughts on “Cornmeal and Fruit Loaf – TWD”
I made mine with apples too. I think the loaf is just slightly reminiscent of cornbread, because of the slight crunch from the cornmeal.
It was easy to make and I loved the outcome ! Im glad you enjoyed it!
I used nectarines and sliced almonds and it was heavenly. Your loaf is so pretty!
The texture of yours looks great!
I love the little crunch that cornmeal adds to my baked goods. Yum!
your loaf looks perfect. awesome level, crust! I put strawberries in mine!
This loaf does have a lovely texture. No one would really know there is cornmeal in it. I made the apple version, but other fruits sound like good choices as well.
Looks great Jeannette! I sat out purely based on the name (and not having power over the weekend to make it last minute…) but it seems it was well received so I’ll have to get on it one of these days.
lovely slices and a beautiful crust! definitely not cornbread…we liked this one, too.
i agree. i can’t live without cornmeal. i used it to make creamy parmesan polenta the other day…oh the possibilities.
Cornmeal has been a staple in my kitchen forever-well, I am a Southerner, so it would be a travesty if I didn’t use it for so many dishes besides cornbread. I loved the texture it gave to the Cornmeal Fruit Loaf along with the bacon I added. Your loaf looks scrumptious! Nice job.