Cornbread ties with buttermilk biscuits for the preferred house breads of the South. Spice-up your cornbread menu with this moist and flavorful kickin’ cornbread that features cream style corn, pepper-jack cheese and diced jalapeno pepper. It’s a hearty and filling accompaniment to most any meal. Launch the gallery for step-by-step pictures and instructions.
Jalapeno Pepper-Jack Cornbread
- 1 ⅓ cup plain yellow cornmeal
- 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1½ tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese
- 1 large jalapeno pepper, finely diced
- 1 small sweet onion, finely diced
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup cream-style corn
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 425° and butter the sides and bottom of a 9 x 9 inch non-stick baking pan. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the yellow cornmeal, all-purpose flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, garlic salt and ground cumin.
Add the shredded pepper-jack cheese, diced jalapeno and sweet onion. Mix until evenly distributed.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, cream corn and melted butter.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until all of the ingredients are fully moistened.
Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bounce the pan on the counter a few times to settle the batter and release air bubbles.
Bake the cornbread for 30 minutes until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center shows moist crumbs. Rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 9 servings.
About the Author
Melissa Sperka is the creator, Publisher, recipe developer and photographer of the blog Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen. After winning the National Flour Power! baking contest, she also gained national attention with her blue ribbon Nested Potato Skins, featured in Southern Living Magazine. To Melissa, “Southern style” isn’t just about regional food, but about serving homemade dishes with grace, charm, and a healthy dose of Southern hospitality. In Melissa’s kitchen homemade family-style meals are always on the menu.