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would not let me put jalapenos in ours)
However, I bet there are plenty of folks in the Rio Grande Valley who would like this recipe and embrace the jalapenos (perhaps adding more than is called for)! I liked them, particularly, because they were not overwhelming in the heat department...just a small nip on the tongue, if even that :-) The key is in getting the jalapenos minced very small - there are only 2 tablespoons in 24 muffins - how hot could they be???
|My cheddar cornbread muffins - hot, |
with butter - simply delicious!
Eastside Cafe's Jalapeno Cheddar
From: Eastside's Inside Secrets
2 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
6 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons canned/jar jalapenos, minced
4 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Set aside. In another large mixing bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, canola oil, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos and whisk together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk to combine. Add melted butter and mix well.
To bake: Spray 3-inch muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill muffin pans half full (about 1/4 cup per muffin). Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Yield 24 muffins.
Now, I halved the recipe today - 12 muffins - and it turned out fine...not always the case when baking halved recipes...but feel confident that you CAN halve this recipe with no problem whatsoever. I even went so far as to make 6 without cheese (the picky teen didn't understand why I had to mess with a "perfectly good cornbread muffin by adding cheese" <sigh...again>). Everyone was happy. The teen was so happy he ate ALL SIX of them. His dad ate FOUR. Holy smokes! We served them with chili...and it was a most excellent dinner! (Did I say most excellent more than once? I must be channeling Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure... I don't know why.)
|The muffins are ready!|
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!
|Eastside Cafe Gardens, Austin, Texas|