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Masa Harina Cake Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

Masa Harina bread is a classic Mexican version of cornbread.  It’s actually a batter bread which uses baking powder and baking soda as a rising agent instead of yeast.  However, the bread doesn’t rise before baking but towards the end of the baking cycle in the oven.

 1 cup milk
 1 teaspoon white vinegar
 1 cup masa harina flour
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 2 eggs
 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
 3 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius.


Pour the ingredients into the bread pan of the baking machine and select the cookie dough cycle or the pasta dough cycle.


Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in an oven-proof or cast-iron skillet over low heat. Remove from heat and pour in the batter from the bread pan.


Top with random corn kernels as an optional garnish. (Do NOT stir!) Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


Remove from oven and slice.