Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
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Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

One of my favorite Southern foods is cornbread. Especially the old fashioned, slightly sweet variety that is baked in a cast iron skillet with plenty of butter and topped with honey. When I saw this recipe on Pink Parsley for Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread, I decided I would have to stray from my old favorite and give it a try.

I think this would be a perfect bread side item for a summer cookout. I also think it would be nice to make these as muffins if you’re feeding a crowd so that it’s easier to grab and go. Just some ideas for you!

Recipe credits: bakinandeggs.com

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus extra to grease the pan
  • 8 ounces aged extra-sharp Cheddar, grated, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts, plus extra for garnish (3 scallions)
  • 3 tablespoons seeded and minced fresh jalapeño peppers (2 to 3 peppers)

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl (this is best done with a whisk). In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and butter (you can use the same whisk). With a wooden spoon, stir the wet ingredients into the dry until most of the lumps are dissolved. Don’t overmix! Mix in 2 cups of the grated Cheddar, the scallions, and jalapeños, and allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 X 2-inch baking pan with a little more butter.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with the remaining grated Cheddar and extra chopped scallions. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and cut into large squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Jalepeno cheddar cornbread
Jalepeno cheddar cornbread

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