Indian Shuck Bread

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak corn husks (if dried) in water until softened - about 1 hour.
  • Blot dry and tear off 24 quarter-inch strips from the husks and set them aside (they will be used for ties).
  • Stir together the cornmeal, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper with 1 1/2 cups boiling water until a soft dough forms.
  • Pat the dough into 1 by 3 inch logs using about 2 1/2 teaspoons dough per log.
  • Wrap each log with the larger corn husk pieces and tie the ends, to form a packet, with the reserved strips.
  • Fill a large saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the packets and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and serve while still hot, in the husks, along with a flavored butter (maple perhaps?).
  • Note: if using fresh corn husks, use the tender,innermost layers for the bread and skip the soaking process.
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