Friday, July 3, 2015

Jalapeno Sourdough Cornbread

This past week, I had put on a simple meal of beans and cornbread.  My husband loves jalapenos and so I decided to try adding them to my cornbread.  Then, I got inspired, and thought I would make Jalapeno Sourdough Cornbread, and what a delight it turned out to be!


I just love the smell of fresh sourdough - so burpy, yeasty, and happy!


Gathered my utensils and ingredients...


And whisked them all together in a large 4-cup measuring glass.


And then it was time to add the jalapenos!


Because the cornbread recipe called for baking powder, you could visibly see the cornbread beginning to rise in the pan!


After 20 minutes in the oven... out came the lovely browned cornbread...


And the texture was soft, moist, and the jalapenos added just the right amount of "spunk" to them!


Digging our forks right in...


Beans and Jalapeno Sourdough Cornbread .... life just doesn't get much happier than this simple jazzed up meal!

Here is the altered recipe that I used... keeping in mind that I omitted the flour from the original recipe, and used sourdough to replace the flour amount.

Jalapeno Sourdough Cornbread

1-1/4 cups sourdough (or flour)
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
1 egg, beaten
Pickled jalapenos to taste, about 6-8 slices

Heat oven to 400.  Grease 9" iron skillet with a dab of coconut oil.  In a large measuring glass or bowl, add beaten egg, then add sourdough, milk, and coconut oil. Then add cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder, stirring just until ingredients are moistened. Pour quickly into prepared iron skillet.  (Mixture begins to rise because the baking powder and sourdough are activated).  Lay your jalapeno slices on top of the cornmeal, and place into oven.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.  Serve warm, preferably with a large bowl of beans :) 

8 comments:

  1. Yum!!! This looks wonderful! I love jalapenos, too...even though they don't love me! LOL!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. God bless you. :)

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, indeed I have to be careful not to eat too many of them myself, but luckily I can still eat them. It is always fun trying something different when I cook :) God's blessings on you too today!!

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  2. I'm not good with the spicy stuff, my husband loves it, the hotter the better. I am just impressed that you have the time to bake when you are in the middle of construction at the other house. My hat is off to you! :)

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    1. Well, I have to cook for everyone, because we can't afford to eat out, lol! So, I am using the simplest, least amount of effort recipes I can come up with to beat the scorching heat we've been having! Appreciate your visit, as always! :)

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  3. Oh, how very delicious this cornbread looks! I love corn bread, though I have yet to have made it myself...I will have to try your lovely recipe...and I will definitely add the jalapenos as I so love hot food! Will let you know how it turns out:)
    I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day and a wonderful weekend...blessings and much love!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Oh, we eat a lot of cornbread around here, and my husband likes to add jalapenos to his beans and cornbread, so I decided to save him that step, lol! I hope you are doing well, and I am going to try to get by to visit you very soon... things have been so very busy here! Many hugs across the miles, dear friend! :)

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  4. My sweet friend, this looks and sounds delicious! My husband LOVES jalapenos so this is right up his alley :)

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I hope you are well and had a nice 4th of July. Happy Monday, dear one. Hugs!

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    1. My husband loves them too... and several other ladies have shared the same... lol! If I know someone doesn't care for jalapenos, you could just leave one side without them, and make everyone happy :) Hope you had a beautiful and safe 4th! I have been so busy that I haven't had time to make "blog rounds" but hope to catch up on that very soon! Many hugs! :)

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