Balkan-Style Savory Cornbread


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal for dusting
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semolina flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup brine-packed feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter 9×13-inch baking pan; sprinkle 2 tablespoons cornmeal on bottom.

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Sift all-purpose flour, semolina flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk spinach, buttermilk, feta cheese, eggs, and vegetable oil together in a separate large bowl. Stir flour mixture into spinach mixture just until pourable batter forms. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.

Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.