Polenta Bread

I want to re-share this simple recipe with you. I make it only a few times a year and like many times in the past, I wondered today why that is. It is delicious with some butter on it and tonight we had it with some delicious simple Caprese salad. I will try to make it more often because my kids really enjoyed it as well, and it is so nice when we can all eat the same thing without me having to think of three different dinners to make in one hour. Try it out if you like corn bread, bread, food or you are a human and you breathe 😀

Easy Polenta Bread

6 cups corn meal
6 cups boiling water
1 stick butter + 2 Tbsp
1/2 cup shortening
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put your pan (iron skillet would be perfect for this) in the oven with 2 tablespoons of butter. Mix the corn meal with salt and sugar. Melt the shortening and a stick of butter and boil the water. Pour over corn meal and mix well. Carefully take the pan put of the oven and pour the corn meal mix in it. Bake for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. It really will depend on your oven, it must get really nicely brown and crispy on the top so adjust the baking time accordingly.


You will end up with a bread that is very moist and soft on the inside and has a beautiful crunch on the outside. If you don’t like the hard crunchy outside, bake the bread shorter. I loved it like this. It tastes like, well, like polenta. But it’s bread. Quite awesome. It is way more crumblier than our traditional bread would be, but I was able to slice it the next day and enjoy it as a toast with butter for the next few days. This is so simple I am going to do it very often!

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