Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Gluten Free Grilled Ham and Cheese Corn Cookies

Yesterday, I wrote a review of the new Milk Bar Life cookbook from Milk Bar owner Christina Tosi. There were so many good recipes in this cookbook, but the one I decided to make first was the recipe for Grilled Ham and Cheese Corn Cookies.

Ham. Melted cheese. Corn bread.

In the words of Chris Rock: "Corn bread. Ain't nothin' wrong with that."

There was only one problem with making this. The cookbook doesn't include the recipe for the corn cookies! Now, you can find the recipe for Momofuku's corn cookies online (thanks, Google!) but you'll need an ingredient called freeze-dried corn powder. It's apparently not something you can buy in a grocery store, so if you want to order it online and wait to receive it before making this recipe, then go for it! You can also order pre-made corn cookies from Milk Bar's online store!

But the pre-made ones are not gluten-free and I didn't feel like ordering freeze-dried corn powder, so if you're in my boat, here's a little cheat: use this recipe for corn cookies, substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour, and don't roll the dough in sugar. (You'll need a few extra hours to let the dough rest in the fridge, so make sure to build that into your prep and cooking time.)

OKAY! With all of that out of the way, you've got your cookies, you've got your deli ham, you've got your cheddar cheese. I veered a little from the original instructions by building these as I would a traditional grilled cheese sandwich, grilling them in a skillet, and eating.

Not all of our sandwiches stayed together, but just grab a fork and knife for eating. The sweetness of the corn cookies with the salty ham and the gooey cheese is really a nice combination. These got a thumbs up from my husband, so we'll definitely make these again.

If you want to find more yummy recipes from the Milk Bar Life cookbook, you can purchase it here.

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