This delicious corn bread is flavored with mild chiles and fresh corn giving it a little extra flavor! Not only is it easy to make, it bakes up light and fluffy every time!
To remove the corn kernels, you can use a Corn Kerneler or a knife. This recipe uses buttermilk… if you don’t have buttermilk you can substitute it with sour milk! Place 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar into a 1 cup measuring cup. Top to 1 cup with milk and let it sit 5 minutes.
Chile Cheddar Cornbread
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- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 fresh corn on the cob , kernels removed with a Corn Kerneler or knife (or 1 cup frozen corn, defrosted)
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup butter , melted (plus 1 tablespoon for greasing the pan)
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 can mild green chiles , drained
- 1/4 cup diced red pepper
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and melted butter.
- Add 1 tablespoon butter to a a 10" cast iron skillet and place in the oven.
- Meanwhile, pour the buttermilk mixture into the corn meal and stir just until most of the mix is moist. Add in chiles, fresh corn, peppers & 1/2 cup cheese.
Ready to bake!
- Remove the skillet from the oven and pour the batter into the pan. Top with remaining cheese.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.