30 delicious cornbread Ideas & Recipes
1. Whole Corn Kernels
2. Green Chilies - See Below (=
3. Carmelized Onions
4. Chipotle Peppers
5. Sunflower Seeds
6. Pumpkin Seeds
8. Poblano Peppers
9. Jalapeno Peppers
10. Sun Dried Tomatoes
11. Cheddar Jack - See Below (=
12. Herbs - Thyme or Rosemary
15. Diced Apple
19. Creamed Corn
20. Sauteed Bell Peppers
21. Brown Butter
24. Sour Cream
30. Peanut Butter
Fall Recipe Series
Part III - 30 Delicious Cornbread Ideas | Recipe for Green Chili Cheese & Bacon Cornbread
Small amount, if any
Small amount, if any
Golden brown, crunchy
New England Style
Minimum 50/50 ratio
1/2 cup minimum
Moist and somewhat cakey
In many cases simplicity is elegant for the sake of being simple. Not in the case of last weeks cornbread recipe. It photographed well, but to be honest, it was a little bland and a lot gritty.
It did serve its duty, however, in that it formed a picture in my mind as to what it would be like to be a colonist or a pioneer. It made me very grateful for the bounty and variety of food we have when we go to the supermarket. We don't have to worry about a shortage of flour, butter or sugar to sweeten up our cornbread, and that is as important for Thanksgiving next week as it is for any other time. (=
In a pinch, like if you are camping, or if you have limited ingredients in the pantry it works. As long as it is rushed to the table hot, and as long as the pantry is not barren of honey and butter!
So, it goes without saying that I still have a healthy bias towards the Sweet Cornbread Recipe in Part I that I have known and loved since a child.
I was still fascinated with cornbread in its various forms and looked into the regional differences, and methods of cooking, along with ways to interchange ingredients (see below the recipe.) I knew that there must be another recipe out there to enjoy.
So, I decided to amp things up a bit and explore the world of mix-ins. Take a look in the right hand column and you will see 30 Cornbread Mix-in Ideas along with links to recipes which include them. The selection ranges from common and mild to crazy and out there, so have fun with cornbread baking self, and let us know what you have tried!
Today's recipe includes green chilies, cheddar cheese, and everyone's favorite piece of pork: bacon! I attempted a new technique which involves forming the bacon into a ring before it cools and then it crisps up solidly circular. Placed into half of the cornbread batter, the ring creates a sort of cavern for the cheese to sit in and get bubbly.
So here's to elegance in the form of complexity because when this muffin is eaten, there is a piece of bacon and a gooey cheese explosion in every bite. Bomb!
Types of Cornbread
Butter, oil, for bacon grease
Whole wheat for half of all-purpose flour
Honey & molasses for sugar
Milk for Buttermilk
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