This easy to make cornbread goes well with a hearty soup or chili on a cold day. The jalapenos add a hint of flavour, so feel free to add more to kick up the heat. Try making it this March Break, it will be a big hit!
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbs. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup finely chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
- 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 10-inch cast-iron fry pan.
- In a large bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne, sugar, jalapenos and cheese.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk and melted butter until just blended.
- Pour the egg mixture into the cornmeal mixture and fold gently until the batter is blended and no lumps remain.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
- Cut cornbread into wedges and serve.
Watch #YourFarmers and registered dietitian, Lisa prepare this classic comfort food!