This quite possibly might be the best cornbread you will ever have, it bakes out high, light and fluffy, it really should be called a corn cake lol! The jalapenos can be substituted with one small finely chopped green bell pepper, or one 4-ounce can green chilies, drained. Since I prefer the taste of olive oil I used that instead of the melted butter, this is a recipe of Paula Deen's tweeked slightly I think for the better ;-) Posted on RecipeZaar.com by KITTENCAL
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This recipe has 17 5-star ratings to date
45 min | 10 min prep
SERVES 9 -12 , 1 (8x8-in) pan
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
- 2/3 cup half-and-half cream (or use milk)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt or 1/2 teaspoon white salt
- 1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped or green onion
- 1 (14 ounce) can creamed corn
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed or drained canned corn niblets
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped (or to taste)
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter a 8 x 8-inch or a 9 x 9-inch square baking dish.
- In a large bowl mix together cornmeal with flour, sugar baking powder, garlic powder, milk, eggs, seasoned salt and melted butter or oil until well blended.
- Add in onion and creamed corn and thawed corn; mix to combine.
- Pour half the batter into prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle the layer with grated cheese and jalapeno peppers.
- Pour the remaining batter on top of the cheese and jalapeno peppers.
- Bake for about 35-45 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (baking time will vary slightly depending on the size of pan used).
- Allow to cool slightly before slicing.
NOTE: Some of the reviewers said the baking time needs to be longer, so test it with a toothpick before you pull it out of the oven.
RESOURCES: Texas Cornmeal and dried Jalapeno peppers will be available soon at FoodieAffair.com