Jalapeno chilli cornbread

    50 min

    This sweet, spicy cornbread is not for the faint hearted! It has plenty of jalapenos and is simply delicious served with a big bowl of chilli con carne. It is important to grease your dish and chop the chilli peppers before starting. Allowing the mixture to stand, then disturbing it will reduce the effectiveness of the baking powder.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 150g cooking margarine, softened
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 250g dry polenta (cornmeal)
    • 165g plain flour
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 large eggs
    • 400ml milk
    • 100g fresh jalapeno chilli peppers, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 8. Grease a rectangular baking dish or tin.
    2. Beat margarine and sugar together in a large bowl until smooth. Combine dry polenta, flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl. Stir eggs and milk in a third bowl. Pour 1/3 milk mixture and 1/3 flour mixture alternately into margarine mixture; whisk until just mixed. Repeat with remaining ingredients and stir in chopped jalapeno peppers. The batter should be thick enough to not pour easily. Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 22 to 26 minutes. Cool in the dish for 10 minutes before slicing.

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    I made no changes to recipe and will make it again  -  17 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Perfect just the way it was written!  -  13 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this dish to pair with some cabbage soup and it was delicious. I had to cut down on the peppers to ensure the kids could enjoy it. Next time I will make a separate pan bc I love jalapeños. I would appreciate any tips on making my bread more fluffy next time around.  -  09 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)