Maple Corn Bread

Maple Corn Bread


Corn and maize were a staple food of many Indigenous communities across North and South America. When early settlers arrived in Canada they didn't always have access to the food ingredients they usually used like wheat flour. They benefited from the knowledge and experience of local First Nations peoples who shared their own local ingredients like corn meal. It is this exchange which created the corn bread we are familiar with today.

This corn bread is sweetened with maple sugar that the Bradley family could have made themselves instead of buying expensive white sugar. Using maple sugar was also a moral choice for some, as white sugar was grown and harvested using enslaved Black people as labour.

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