January 1, 2009

Mexican Cornbread

Every year as long as I can remember we have had black eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck in the coming year. My husband Chris never heard of doing that until he met me. I'm glad I could bring a new tradition to our family. He enjoys them as much as I do now and looks forward to it.

I did a little research for a Jalapeno or Mexican Cornbread to make along with the black eyed peas. I found a simple one on the Food Network website by Paula Dean. Amazingly enough, it doesn't call for any butter in the recipe so I had to try it out. It's very light and the little bits of jalapeno add a nice kick to the flavor.

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 cup whole milk or buttermilk (I used 2% and it was still tasty)
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp chopped jalapenos (I used 2 medium jalapenos, so it was probably more like 3 tbsp)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square pan or cast iron skillet. I used a cast iron skillet. I feel it cooks it through better but if you don't have one a regular glass or metal pan works well too.

In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. To dry mixture, add egg, milk, sour cream, oil and jalapenos. Mix until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. I checked the center at 20 minutes and it was done.



sbarcart said...

I love mexican cornbread! I have made it this way for that added kick. My MIL makes a form of mexican cornbread that would make you slap somebody it is so good. She puts sausage in it, I have never made it though. She keeps my kids and she will make it for me every now and then, so I have never had to make it!!

What a great idea, are you taking recipe's from other people too? I can dig up a few of mine. Me and my sister's and cousins have been talking about setting up a recipe website for a few years now and never have done it. I love sharing recipe's and trying new ones!

ChrysV said...

Thanks for writing! The cornbread with sausage sounds really tasty. I would love to exchange recipes with you. Feel free to send any you want me to try along. You can email me at chrystal@thevandorens.com.