Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Cornbread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Delicious skillet cornbread, flavoured with roasted jalapenos, cheddar cheese and corn kernels. A great use for left-over cooked corn!
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- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup fine cornmeal
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt (1 tsp. if using fine salt)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup cooked corn kernels plus enough cream, milk or buttermilk to equal 1 1/2 cups *see Notes
- 2 jalapeno peppers seeds removed and diced
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese plus bit more for top before baking
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2/3 cup sugar
Place diced jalapenos in skillet, then place in a 10-inch top diameter cast iron skillet in cold oven on middle rack. Preheat oven to 400and leave skillet with jalapenos in oven as it preheats. in pre-heating oven. Check periodically to make sure they aren't burning and to give them a quick stir. Remove when they are lightly browned and allow to cool. Return skillet immediately to oven.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs in a medium to blend. Whisk in corn/cream mixture and cheddar cheese.
In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon, just until butter absorbs the sugar. Add the egg mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the cooled jalapenos. Mix in the dry ingredients just until barely incorporated.
Remove skillet from oven and lightly coat with nonstick spray. Spoon batter in to hot pan and quickly top with a bit more grated cheddar cheese. Bake cornbread until top is golden brown and springs back when gently pressed, 25-28 minutes when baked in a 10-inch skillet (may be longer if your skillet is smaller). Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
*This means you add the corn kernels to a measuring cup first, then pour in the milk until the milk rises to the 1 1/2 cup level.
Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!