Nagi's Cornbread Topping (Tamale Pie)

Nagi's Cornbread Topping (tamale Pie) Recipe

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Betty Bramanis


A tamale pie topping from scratch from the food blogger Nagi from Recipe tin Eats.

Note - to make this gluten free, swap 1 1/2 cups of self raising flour for 1 2/3 cups of gluten free self raising flour.


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Makes enough to cover a tamale pie to serve 8
10 Min
25 Min


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    1/2 cup polenta (corn meal)
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    1 1/2 cups self raising flour
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    1/2 cup white sugar (i like to use a little less)
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    1/2 cup melted butter
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    1 cup creamed corn
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    1 cup milk
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    3 eggs

How to Make Nagi's Cornbread Topping (Tamale Pie)


  1. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. In a jug, mix the wet ingredients. Make a "well" in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid.
  3. Stir until just combined. Pour over your tamale pie base (prepared chili) and bake in a 200oC/400oF oven for 20-25 minutes.

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About Nagi's Cornbread Topping (Tamale Pie)

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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