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Jul 26, 2007 06:54 AM

ISO Corn bread, no, not the southern NJ

I'm guessing you have to be jewish, or have grown up in a jewish neighborhood and be at least 40 yrs old (maybe older) to remember corn bread. It looked like rye (seedless) but wasn't. I don't want to say it was sweet, but it didn't have the twang of rye but had a similar consistancy. Every year around this time, I get the urge for good corn bread with sweet butter (from Daitch's) with thick slices of jersey tomato and a little salt (there was no such thing as kosher or sea salt back then). Can anyone help?

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  1. ..or toasted with butter and a clove of garlic rubbed on it.
    There's good cornbread in north jersey. I know of three places, but always call to see if they have it that day, and if it's seeded or unseeded (if you care). Of these three, Butterflake has light-textured cornbread. I prefer the denser, chewier ones at the other two. 1) Butterflake bakery 448 Cedar Lane in Teaneck (201)836-3516 2) Michele's Bake shop 132 Linwood Plz Fort Lee (201)947-4206 3) Sugar flake bakery 257 Westwood Ave in Westwood (201)664-1253

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    1. re: watercress

      Hi Watercress...a co-worker called Butterflake this am(we have a lot of down time at work) and they say that they bake it every day!. He'll pick one up for me next week, so I guess I'll have to buy extra tomatoes this weekend at the farmer's market and find some good quality Butter. Thanks for the info.

    2. I'm thinking that Mendoker's Bakery in Jamesburg offered a good corn rye.

      However, I could be wrong, and if I am, it would have been the Gaston Ave Bakery in Somerville.

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      1. re: fpatrick

        Just got the "corn bread" from Butterflake, very disappointing, not what I remembered from NY nor what my co-worker remembered from NJ. We'll keep looking

        1. re: jnk

          Thanks jnk for bringing back childhood memories of fighting over the heel of a corn rye with my brother. I remember finishing half the loaf even before getting home. I agree that nothing beats a fresh corn rye with butter. Simple pleasures. Too bad my current diet prohibits eating bread. :(