Cornmeal baps for Anne

Cornmeal baps for Anne
These small round baps are made with a mix of wheat flour and fine cornmeal. The dominant corn gives a moist and very yellow crumb.
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Last modified on: October 24th 2017

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For 20 baps, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Warm 100 ml water and pour into a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon caster sugar and 20 g yeast. Mix gently with a whisk until yeast is completely dissolved, then add 30 g flour and mix again throughly with the whisk.

Stage 2 - 2 hours
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Cover the bowl with a plastic sheet, and leave in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

At the end of this time you will see that the contents of the bowl has fermented, and that it is bubbling and frothing slightly. This mixture is called a poolish.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Tip into the mixing bowl of a food processor: poolish, 300 g Maize flour (masa harina), 400 g flour, 2 eggs, and 12 g salt dissolved in 240 g milk warmed beforehand, either for several hours at room temperature, or a few seconds in the microwave.

Stage 4 - 8 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Knead on slow speed for 5 to 8 minutes.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.

Stage 5 - 2 hours
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Gather dough into a ball, put in a bowl covered with a plastic sheet, and leave in a warm place for around 2 hours...

Stage 6
Cornmeal baps for Anne
...until doubled in volume.

Stage 7 - 1 hour
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Cut the dough into pieces of about 50 g and roll into balls, as for ciabatta.

Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest in a warm place for about an hour.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F).

Brush the tops of the baps with a little milk.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Cut a cross in the top if you wish.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Bake for about 30 minutes (watch for colouring).
These cornmeal baps are very soft, and can be eaten with either sweet or savoury additions, but are delicious on their own too.

This cornmeal bread should not be confused with the traditional American cornbread, which has a more cake-like texture.
Several days in a towel bag.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,967 Kcal or 12,422 Kj98 gr562 gr37 gr
148 %38 %53 %6 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
246 Kcal or 1,030 Kj8 gr47 gr3 gr
12 %3 %4 %<1 %
Per baps
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
148 Kcal or 620 Kj5 gr28 gr2 gr
7 %2 %3 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 20 baps : 2.21 €
  • Per baps : 0.11 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Maize flour (masa harina) Maize flour (masa harina) : You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Nachos, Galette Charentaise, ... All
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