Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jalapeno cheddar cornbread

In one of Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, cookbooks is a wonderful recipe for cornbread. Since I'm only typing with one hand--the other is in a cast, I'll only direct you to her site. You might find it on Food TV.

What I will take the time to say is she has a different method for this hefty quick bread. After you lightly mix all the ingredients you let it rest for 20 minutes. This takes the cornbread to a whole new level; a wonderful light, almost custard-like texture considering it is weighed down with lots of eggs, butter and cheese.

Cheese and green onions are the main flavor here but if you like your food spicy you'll need to increase the jalapenos. Most of my guests thought it was enough, just a hint, I on the other hand (which is throbbing right now) like the chili to meet me before I take a bite. You be the judge on the amount.

Editor's note: If you'd like to know who stupid Moon is, check the post on the broken wrist.

11 comments:

Shirley said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your hand being in a cast. Did you break it or have surgery?

I just looked at Pioneer Woman's web site and she had this awsome looking tomato soup. Wonder how your cornbread would be with tomato soup?

Christine said...

That looks delicious. I really like Ina Garten and have one of her cookbooks, so if it's her recipe I'm sure it IS delicious!

Sorry about your hand. I hope you have a speedy recovery. :-)

maltese parakeet said...

you should start making comments like, "i single-handedly made you this corn bread." (i'll admit to stealing that from david sedaris.) but maybe you should put a tag "single-handed" on all of the posts for food you cooked while you're wearing the cast!

Moon said...

Thanks, lil bird, I'll have to think of that. I did add a link to my own blog for those interested in how dumb a 58 year-old woman can be.

Doodles said...

folks this is sister doodles telling you that Moon is far from stupid just fun loving and that's what we were doing.

Now bout that cornbread it is so good. And Shirley I think it goes well with tomato soup why not.we had it with chili.

wheresmymind said...

Ouch man...breaking a wrist is NO fun !

Audrey said...

Wow, that recipe looks wonderful. I'm such a bread lover.

Moon said...

hey jeff, welcome back from China!

Joanna said...

SO sorry to hear about your hand. And thanks for the link ... I'm going to make this next week, because I've been wanting to try out a Barefoot Contessa recipe. Trouble is, if I like it, I'll be off to the bookshop in the blink of an eye ;)

Joanna

Deborah Dowd said...

This cornbread looks like a perfect accompaniment to a white chiken chili I am making this weekend!

Moon said...

Deborah-I hope you post your White Chicken Chili. I had it once at a potluck and never got the recipe. It was very tasty.