Barefoot Bloggers – Jalape├▒o Cheddar Cornbread

by Jessica on July 10, 2008

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

I apologize for the lack of pictures… we ate it all before I could get some cut shots!! ­čÖé This wasn’t as wonderful as my mom’s cornbread, but it was pretty darn tasty!! I loved the cheese in it and it went perfectly with the Chicken Taco soup I made last weekend.

Jalape├▒o Cheddar Cornbread
Source: Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten

3 c all-purpose flour
1 c yellow cornmeal
1/4 c sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp kosher salt
2 c milk
3 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus extra to grease the pan
8 oz aged extra-sharp Cheddar, grated, divided
1/3 c chopped scallions, white and green parts, plus extra for garnish, 3 scallions (omitted, because I forgot to buy them!)
3 tbsp seeded and minced fresh jalapeno peppers

Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and butter. 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 jalapenos, and allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking pan.

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.

Thanks to Sabrina & Alexander of Cooking with the Kids for this week’s Barefoot Bloggers recipe! ­čÖé

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 nbbride06 July 10, 2008 at 10:22 am

Hey, it still looks great without being cut!

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2 AnneStrawberry July 10, 2008 at 12:58 pm

It looks wonderful! I bet it was awesome with Taco soup. Great job-

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3 Erin July 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm

You know it was good when there’s no time for a pic. I love that baking dish.

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4 Joelen July 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Get pic and love the baking dish color ­čÖé

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5 Roni July 10, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Your cornbread looks yummy! Love the baking dish.

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6 Rebecca July 10, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Mmmmm, this WOULD be good with chicken taco soup. YUM.

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7 Mary Ann July 10, 2008 at 9:02 pm

I love how it looks in that beautiful dish! Looks so tasty. Great job!

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8 heather b July 11, 2008 at 1:38 pm

it looks so yummy! Great job!

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9 Melissa July 11, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Mmmm this would be perfect with chicken taco soup! I can’t wait to make it again in the fall.

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