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Savory Corn Bread Pudding {Made with Sunshine}

by evh on August 20, 2015

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Savory Corn Bread Pudding ~ Living in the big state of Texas we are lucky to have loads of sunshine. At least, I think we are lucky –– some of us might not agree when all of that bright yellow light equals long days with well over 100 degree temperatures. Sure, it’s hot but it’s manageable. In the current issue of Austin Monthly Magazine, there is an article about the rise and use of solar energy throughout the city and the fact that more and more people are turning to our glorious sun and incorporating it into their everyday lifestyle. What if you could take this very idea to the dinner table? Solavore –– the solar oven company –– is out to prove that you can do just that (and more) from anywhere in the world. With all of the burn bans around and environmental conditions, why not pack a lightweight and durable solar oven on your next camping trip? The Solavore oven weighs all of 9 pounds and can also be easily used for everyday cooking in your own backyard or packed up for an effortless meal on the beach. I recently met Anne Patterson, the inspiring founder and CEO of Solavore –– who lives off-the-grid a few times a year, and uses her own solar powered oven on both land and sea. Anne, made a carrot cake with the Solavore (wow!) and after one delicious bite I knew I had to try this oven for myself. She was kind enough to give one to me to try out and the observation and testing began.

Having two very curious boys, they were just as excited to learn more about using sunshine to cook our next meal as I was. “Really mom? We can cook dinner outside with sun? Cool!” my eager beavers exclaimed. We started our investigation simply by adding some summer vegetables, garlic, salt and pepper to one of the pans that comes with the oven and after about 2 hours in the heat they turned out perfectly tender and delicious. A few of my favorite things about this cooking tool is 1.) You don’t need to add any water –– so the veggies are more concentrated with flavor. 2.) Set it and forget –– no need to fear that your house might burn down from using an old crockpot (gah!) or leaving the oven on while you run out. AND 3.) The outside never gets hot so it’s super kid-friendly.

After some tinkering I opted to step up my cooking game and made a Savory Corn Bread Pudding with delicious results. Don’t have the oven yet? You could make this in your slow cooker but I have to say sunshine cooking is a lot more fun.

Savory Corn Bread Pudding | LocalSavour.com

Mix, load, and let the sunshine do the work.

Savory Corn Bread Pudding | LocalSavour.com

Savory Corn Bread Pudding ~ serve it as a side dish or top it with a big dollop of sour cream and salsa for a main course.

To learn more about the Solavore oven, the benefits of solar cooking, and to get more sunshine-y recipes visit them HERE!

Savory Corn Bread Pudding {Made with Sunshine}
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Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
90- 115 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
90- 115 minutes
Savory Corn Bread Pudding {Made with Sunshine}
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
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Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
90- 115 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 -8 servings 5-10 minutes
Cook Time
90- 115 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh corn off the cob
  • 2 cups stone-ground corn meal
  • 2 large eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 cup milk I used 2%
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted and divided 1+2
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Servings: -8 servings
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Instructions
  1. Use one Tablespoon of butter to coat the bottom and sides of a 9" baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently whisk together corn meal, baking powder, onion powder, salt. Next add in the fresh corn, eggs, milk, heavy cream, remaining butter, and honey and stir until well combined. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Cover and place into solar oven. Cook for 90-105 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

*** If using a regular slow cooker -- butter the inside with one Tablespoon of butter, then pour mixture in and place on low heat for the same time.***

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