Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread


Serves 6

1 1/2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup cornmeal
Good pinch of salt
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
3/4 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil
2 eggs (beaten)
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup jalapeños – deseeded, roasted and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients, then stir in the corn, milk, oil, eggs, peppers, and half the cheese.
  3. Put butter in cast iron skillet or baking pan (a skillet is preferable). Place in oven to melt butter until it is spread over base.
  4. Remove pan or skillet from oven and pour in batter.
  5. Distribute rest of cheese over top. Bake for 25-35 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.