Bobota / Simple Cornbread


The second dish for the Greek theme is a simple cornbread. While I am not a huge fan of sweet breads, this one has the magic word in it – ‘orange juice’. Anything with orange juice works wonders for me and I immediately picked this dish. It is a quick bread and so the time taken for prep is minimal and the result is a wonderful cornbread with a subtle orange flavour.

The recipe was for a 9″ pie pan but I halved it and I didn’t have a smaller pie pan. So I baked them in mini tart tins which were waiting quite a while to be inaugurated. So I got really cute little cornbreads which were so delectable.

Makes 7-8 mini cornbreads

Recipe adapted from here


Cornmeal             1 cup

Baking powder   1/2 tsp heaped

Sugar                     2 tbsp

Orange juice        4 tbsp

Water                    4 tbsp

Olive oil                2 tbsp

  • Preheat the oven to 175C
  • Mix the cornmeal, sugar and baking powder in a bowl
  • Mix the water, orange juice and olive oil in another bowl
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well to form a batter
  • Pour into the mini tart tins till it is 3/4 full
  • Bake for 30 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Cool for 10 minutes
  • Serve warm or at room temperature 
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme, Greek dishes.


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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Priya Suresh says:

    Definitely an interesting cornbread, adding orange juice sounds very different.

  2. Wow ! What a beauty , Sowmya you completely rock with your bakes . Loving this Greek series and this one with orange .

  3. Zerin Bobby Hussain says:

    I love the golden yellow look of the bread. The addition of orange juice surely will have given this corn bread a nice kick.

  4. gayathriraani says:

    Baked in tart moulds, the corn breads look so cute..

  5. Pavani says:

    Delicious looking Greek cornbread. Love the idea of baking them in mini pie pans.

  6. Cornmeal is corn flour right? Looks awesome and sounds delicious.

  7. OJ in corn bread sounds very interesting and flavorful

  8. what a simple recipe using my fave ingredients – I have never heard of this – definitely one for me to try!

  9. Srivalli Jetti says:

    That cornbread in mini form looks so cute Sowmya..very nice find!

  10. cookingwithsapana says:

    Mini cornbread looks very interesting. I guess we could make savoury and serve them with saag too.

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