Corn Meal Cake (Bolo de Fuba)

Dessert This is a Brazilian dessert and my grandmother’s recipe.   This dessert forms two layers leaving a light and creamy top layer and a sweet and dense bottom.  My cousin Gina loves this cake.  I made it over the weekend and we couldn’t even wait for it to cool.

Prep time:  15 minutes
Cook time:  50 minutes – 1 hour
Yield:  20-24 servings

Ingredients
3 cups milk
4 eggs
1-1/2 cup Yellow corn meal (coarse)
1-1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons All-purpose flour
2-1/2 tablespoons Unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon Baking powder
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Grease a 13″x9″x2″ baking pan with butter.  Use sugar to coat buttered pan.

Add milk,eggs, corn meal, sugar, flour, and butter to blender.  Mix all ingredients until blended well (about 1 minute).  Then add baking powder and grated Parmesan cheese and blend on lowest setting or pulse for a few seconds.

Pour mixture into baking pan and bake at 350° F for 50 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

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Corn Casserole

Thanksgiving is almost here.  This holiday meal can be a large production for some families, so why not make something simple.  This side dish will stand out among all the rich and complex flavors at your table.  It’s been a staple at our Thanksgiving for the last 15 years and the kids love it. 

Cooking Time:  1 Hour
Prep Time:  15 Minutes
Yield:  12-16 Servings

Ingredients
1 (8.5 oz.) box of Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 (15 ¼ oz.) can – fresh cut whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 ¾ oz.) can – sweet corn cream style
1 (16 oz.) container of sour cream (regular or light may be used)
1 (4 oz.) stick of salted butter – melted
3 eggs – beaten
9×13 casserole dish, greased (cooking spray or butter)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.  Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix well.  Pour mixture into greased casserole dish.  Cook at 350° for 1 hour.  Let cool for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.  Tastes awesome the next day.  Can warm individual pieces right in microwave.

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