Light Corn Bread

Corn bread is a sweet, salty, hot, light bread that is good for both Kapha and those wanting to reduce weight. The light quality increases Vata a little. Because of its heating‚ quality, this is not the best bread choice for Pitta. As with many Kapha-reducing foods, corn bread is good to eat during a light fast or as part of a light evening meal.

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Vata should eat this corn bread spread with ghee or butter to help in digestion. For Kapha, spreading with a little honey will aid digestion.

Serves 6 to 8

1/4 cups unbleached white flour.

1/2 cup cornmeal.

1/2 tablespoons baking powder.

1 teaspoon salt.

1/2 cup buttermilk.

2 tablespoons unsalted butter or ghee.

1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste.

1. Preheat the oven to 375‚°F.

2. Sift: all the dry ingredients together except the sugar. Heat the milk, ghee or butter, and the sugar in a saucepan and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Then stir into the mixed dry ingredients until just moistened. The batter will look thick and a little lumpy.

3. Spread the batter in an oiled 9-inch pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until it's a light brown color and pulls away from the sides of the pan.

Note: When cooking for Pitta, reduce the cornmeal to 1/2 cup, increase the white flour accordingly, and add 1/2 teaspoon licorice root powder.

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