Spicy Corn Bread

Corn bread is the perfect accompaniment to chili or any hot soup or stew. Serve this one with salsa.

Serves: 9Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄4 cups cornmeal
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup buttermilk, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen corn, thawed

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chili powder.
  • In a small bowl, combine Tabasco, jalapeño pepper, oil, egg, egg whites, and 3⁄4 cup buttermilk and mix well.
  • In a food processor or blender, place corn and 1⁄4 cup buttermilk. Process or blend until smooth; add to oil mixture. Pour oil mixture into dry ingredients and mix until a batter forms. Spoon and spread into a cast iron skillet or 9-inch round baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes, then cut into wedges to serve.