Simple Cornbread (Bobota)

Simple Cornbread (Bobota)

A simple dense, crumbly cornbread with no flour, milk, eggs or butter, brightened with a squeeze of fresh orange juice.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Bread
Servings: 1 9-inch round loaf


  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder or baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp orange juice freshly squeezed from 1/2 large orange
  • 1/4 cup oil olive or corn
  • about 1 cup water lukewarm


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175-180 degrees C)
  • Whisk together the cornmeal, sugar, and baking powder to combine well. In a separate bowl, mix oil, orange juice, and water, and stir until well blended. Add liquids to the dry ingredients and stir.
  • Pour batter into a well-oiled 9-inch pie pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the pan. It should come out dry.
  • Cool at least 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Original Source: Nancy Gaifyllia

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