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tamquij
November 18th, 2010, 06:44 PM
:M_Morange:As I promised, the ongoing list of holiday recipes continues with a deliciously sweet, moist cornbread. Most cornbread that I have tasted has the tendency to be very dry and crumbly. I like a moist, cake-like bread that tastes wonderful by itself or with a good bowl of chili. This cornbread is great by itself, or used as a stuffing for your Thanksgiving turkey.
Try this one out and see how many leftovers you have after dinner!

Southwestern Style Cornbread (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornbread)
3 cups of baking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baking) mix (There are many out there that run by various names)
1/2 cup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measuring_cup) of granulated sugar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar)
1 teaspoon of baking powder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baking_powder)
1/4 cup self rising cornmeal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornmeal)
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup of milk
1 cup softened butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 913 casserole dish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_oven).
Mix the baking mix with a fork the crush the large lumps of flour. Add the sugar, baking powder, and cornmeal. Using a fork, cut in the cup of softened butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Using the same fork, mix in the eggs (one at a time) and the milk. Mix thoroughly.
In a small, separate bowl, mix:
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey_Jack)
2 4 oz. cans of diced green chiles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexican_cuisine), drained. Or use 3-4 rinsed, stemmed, diced jalapenos
Pour half of the cornbread batter into the baking dish. Evenly cover the batter with the cheese and chiles. Pour the remaining batter into the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean.
Cool.
This will also make, crumbled, a great stuffing for your holiday turkey. As a suggestion, for stuffing, you might want to add cooked, crumbled bacon!
Good Eating, Everyone!