If you have been following my blog you may remember my Three Sisters Garden experiment last summer. The squash didn’t bear, the beans molded on the vine…but I did end up with nearly a quart of dried corn. Abenaki (also known as Roy’s Calais) flint corn to be exact. Abenaki is a traditional “Indian” corn that produces both yellow and red ears, the red ears being recessive.

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Today, to celebrate the new year, we cooked some cabbage with smoked sausage and fried some potatoes. Oh, and I ground some of the corn and made a pan of cornbread.

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As you can see, the cornbread turned out not white, not yellow, but a deep golden brown! Flecks of red from the red kernels could be seen throughout.

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We used a recipe from Mother Earth News, tweaked a little by the addition of a small amount of sugar. It was a very hearty tasting bread – moist, chewy, with a hint of nuttiness. We liked it! I may try growing this corn again this year.

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Thanks for looking…bart.

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