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corn bread

any of various breads made wholly or in part of cornmeal, corn (maize) ground to the consistency of fine granules. Cornbread is especially associated with the cuisine of the Southern and Atlantic U.S. states. Because corn lacks elastic gluten, it cannot be raised with yeast; consequently, most cornbreads are leavened with baking powder or baked unleavened, even when made partly of wheat flour. Cornbreads tend to be crumbly in texture and do not keep well.

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  • Europeans who had to use the local resources for food, fashioned cornmeal into cornbread.

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