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Cayman Custard Topped Cornbread

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For three years, Clark Kent and I volunteered with an organization called Cayman Wildlife Rescue.  We spent a few weekends a month taking care of injured, recovering and domesticated Cayman Parrots.  Unfortunately, the group lost its funding as a result of the global economic slump.  Since then, CK and I have been volunteers without a home.  Until now!

We had a blast scrubbing puppies at last weekend’s Community Dog Wash hosted by Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts.  Over 30 dogs received spa treatments and many got appointments to be spayed and neutered!

We were, of course, thoroughly soaked when we got home and more than a little exhausted.  Luckily, I had earmarked this easy (and delicious) post-doggie-wash treat as a ‘yay-us!’ reward for our good deed 🙂

Cayman Custard Topped Cornbread from Prep for Success
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You will need:
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cans of coconut milk combined with 3 cups of water

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients then very slowly add coconut milk, mixing as it is added
  • Pour into a greased or sprayed 8 inch baking dish
  • Bake 1 and a half hours, center should still be jiggly when done
PS.  This guy is more than a little gooey. Almost like a cassava cake so don’t be surprised when you start cutting
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  1. I know I would absolutely love this!

  2. Never tried cornbread! I don't know why when it looks this good. This recipe: on my to do list

  3. What a fun volunteer to work with the dogs (I might prefer that over kindergarten kids… just kidding!). Your custard topped cornbread looks so good!

  4. Those dogs look so cute!! BTW thanks for the recipe!

  5. Aaaaww, love your little doggie friends. I've was craving cornbread so I came over to behold this for myself. I'm guessing this tasted like a combo between flan and cornbread, yum. Going to the store later, I think I need some coconut milk. Sounds like you guys are doing well over there.

  6. I have never heard of this fantastic recipe; you make it look very tempting. I think if I close my eyes and concentrate, I can taste it…very good.

  7. First time I've seen this custard topped cornbread. It must be delicious!

    Looks like the dogs really enjoyed their bath!

  8. Looks like a really tasty cornbread treat!
    Thanks to good souls like you who help man's best friend. I have 3 dogs and I don't know how I'd feel if I don't have great these friends with me.

  9. Oh my gosh – custard topped sweetened cornbread?! Sign me up! PS – Love that you all volunteer to help the pups 🙂

  10. Aw that's so great that you volunteer! You totally deserve this cake which after reading the ingredients I was just like 'holy cow!!' this truly sounds incredible! I love cornbread, I can just imagine how delicious it is with the coconut milk! YUM!

  11. love this corn bread with coconut milk.

  12. This looks like such fun! I don't think my husband laugh more than when we try to give our crazy lab a bath. That cornbread is totally well-deserved 🙂

  13. This looks so wonderful!

  14. What a fun deed! I can see you would've worked up an appetite! Looks delicious. 🙂

  15. Hmm you are bringing cornmeal to another level 🙂
    I wish I could bring my dog, he needs a bath really bad 🙂
    By the way, you made me chuckle with your lawnmower comment. Have you guys bought it yet? 🙂

  16. Being from the South, cornbread was always a little sweet; but never eaten as dessert. Last summer, I tried a cherry cornmeal cake and my eyes were opened to the possibilities. This looks fantastic!

  17. Major congrats on your foodbuzz top 9, today!

  18. Yum yum, this sounds scrumptious! Lovely photos, too!

  19. Love that you did a community dog wash! I had your page up and my husband walked in and oohed and ahhed over the picture. Not going to lie it created a little food blogger jealousy but can't say I blame him. It looks great! Congrats on Top 9!

  20. Mouthwatering! I need to use cornmeal more often!
    Congrats on Top 9!

  21. What a fabulous post! Congratulations on top 9 darling!

  22. Thanks for posting your cornbread recipe! I've been on the look out for a Cayman-style cornbread recipe for awhile now. I was an expat living in Cayman years back. I have fond memories of one of my Caymanian co-workers, who used to make the most wicked cornbread ever, and would bring it to the office on special occasions. Everyone would devour her cornbread and then beg for the recipe. Problem was, she would never give up her secret recipe. Since moving back to Canada, I miss those cornbread treats and am sure excited to try out your recipe!

  23. Wow! Congrats on Top 9! 🙂 Anything is better with ice cream on top!

  24. This is a new discovery for me because I seldom use cornmeal for my cooking. I am sure whether how easy it will be for me to cornmeal over here but when I get my hands on it, gonna try this recipe of you. The topping all the more looks so perfect together.

  25. Congratulations on Today's Top 9!

  26. This cornbread looks amazing and I love cakes that are gooey! And how wonderful of you and CK to volunteer as you have done. That dog washing actually looked like fun. And you guys totally deserved your tasty reward! : )

  27. Oh, my! What a delicious dish and how nice of you to find poochies to give spay days to!

  28. Both dogs and cake look equally good but I'm more convinced about trying that cake. Do you have an estimate volume for the “2 cans of coconut milk”? Many thanks in advance.

  29. Great cake choice and the doggies look so happy! Good for you..
    Take care.

  30. You guys rocks! Kudos to you! All that hardwork definitely deserves a great delicious dessert such as this! Looks delicious!

  31. Posts like this always make me feel a little bad as I do not volunteer for anything. A great cause and that cornbread looks great almost a pudding

  32. This looks great and the dogs are super cute!

  33. Love the pics of the pups!!! But much as I love the dogs, that custard cornbread is divine. We've made something sort of similar, or actually a neighbor did, but it was all with heavy cream and I felt guilty with every bite. The coconut milk in this one has me sold!

  34. Okay totally adorable puppy pics. I got a dirty westie you can wash.

    I love this cornbread. I am a big fan of gooey!

  35. I remember seeing the big friendly birds everywhere when I was in Cayman. I think its so sweet that you help out with the rescue! And puppy wash – Marble will be in line waiting for you. He always looks soooo sad whenever we bathe him.

    I am really interested in this custard cornbread. It sounds like a really interesting combination of textures. One I can really see myself digging.

  36. Supporting a good cause takes up a lot of energy – you deserve this delicious treat undoubtedly 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  37. A dog wash does sound like a lot of fun and for a good cause as well! Your dish here has turned cornbread into a tasty dessert, so I am glad all that splashing inspired you! Enjoy the weekend!

  38. Glad you found another place to be do-gooders! And wow, the custard topped cornbread…hello yumminess!

  39. Awww, look at all those great dogs. Good for you!!!! : ) You definitely deserved this treat.

  40. Wow. A coconut cornbread sounds fantastic! It looks great, too.

  41. I think it's wonderful that you volunteer with animal charities–a cause close to my own heart. Custard-topped cornbread? So fabulous!

  42. Kudos to you guys for giving your time and your spirit. Those are lucky puppies. We are lucky to get this yummy recipe. The pics are screen lickable!

  43. Aren't you wonderful people to volunteer. I heart you. It looks like a lot of fun washing those doggies.

    I think I could volunteer for a piece of this cake but that's probably not the idea, is it? LOL

  44. Such a great volunteer program! Those dogs are too cute 🙂 Sounds like so much fun! And your cornbread looks delicoussss! It looks so moist and gooey!

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