Cornbread is a delicious side dish that, when done right, can be every bit as good as the main course it supports. This recipe will leave you wanting more with a satisfyingly dense, buttery texture, crunchy jalapeños and delicious cheddar cheese. Follow the steps below and you'll have a wonderful batch of comfort food that's a worthy companion to any meal.
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Things You'll Need
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbs baking powder
1 cup whole milk, room temp
1 large egg, room temp
5 tbs melted unsalted butter, slightly cooled & divided
2 medium jalapeños, deveined, deseeded, and chopped
1 cup shredded sharp cheese, plus a bit extra
1, 9-inch pie dish
Heat oven to 400°F. Add the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Add the milk, egg and 4 tbs of the melted butter to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Add the diced jalapeños and cheddar, folding just a few more times to incorporate. Do not over mix.
Use the remaining tablespoon of butter to grease the pie dish. Pour the batter into the dish and top with additional cheese if desired.
Place the dish into the oven for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist bits attached to it. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature and enjoy!