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ISO Corn bread, no, not the southern kind....in NJ

jnk Jul 26, 2007 06:54 AM

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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    fpatrick Jul 26, 2007 12:24 PM

    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
      jnk Oct 9, 2007 05:50 AM

      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

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        bgut1 Oct 9, 2007 07:47 AM

        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. :(

    2. watercress Jul 26, 2007 08:12 AM

      ..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
        jnk Jul 26, 2007 02:24 PM

        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.

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