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Peppered Cornbread Recipe

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 To really spice things up a bit, make Peppered Cornbread. Made with some shredded habanero cheese, it’s sure to put a little kick into your step.

Everyone in the South should know how to make cornbread. But if you really want to spice things up a bit, you should learn how to make Peppered Cornbread. Made with some shredded habanero cheese, it’s sure to put a little kick into your step.

My husband and I had some people over for dinner the other day and I made a large batch of chili in my Crock Pot.  To go with it, I made some cornbread.  Then it hit me that I had some Cabot Habanero Cheese and some hot jarred jalapenos and that it would be interesting to make a cornbread using those two ingredients.  So, I got to work and made a skillet of Peppered Cornbread and it was amazing!

Cabot Habanero Cheese
The cheese is a blend of spicy habaneros and aged cheddar cheese.  Once baked into the cornbread, you taste a little bit of the cheese and get a kick from the habanero (plus the hot jalapenos).  This recipe is a winner at our home.

To make it, I start by hand shredding the cheese.

Shredded Habanero Cheese

I then melt my butter in my cast iron skillet while the oven is preheating.  (I just have to be careful not to forget about it so that it doesn’t burn.)  I then make the batter and pour it into my hot cast iron skillet.

Yield: 8

Peppered Cornbread Recipe

Peppered Cornbread Recipe

This Peppered Cornbread is made with some shredded habanero cheese and is sure to put a little kick into your step.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal, white
  • 1/2 cup hot jalapenos, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 stick Habanero Cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan (or cast iron skillet) with 1 tablespoon melted butter; set aside.
  3. Combine remaining melted butter, sour cream and next 3 ingredients; add cornmeal, stirring until moistened. Add jalapenos and cheese and mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Saturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

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Everyone in the South should know how to make cornbread. But if you really want to spice things up a bit, you should learn how to make Peppered Cornbread. Made with some shredded habanero cheese, it’s sure to put a little kick into your step.
Have you ever tried Habanero Cheese?


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patti

Sunday 6th of October 2013

a meal in and of itself!

Toni

Saturday 5th of October 2013

Oh now see my husband would love this!