Savory Southwestern Cornbread



  1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 400˚F. Lightly grease an 8 inch square cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, chili powder, salt, baking soda and black pepper.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter and egg yolk until well blended.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and with a rubber spatula, gently but quickly stir until just combined. Stir in the corn kernels, jalapeno, red pepper and cilantro. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with cheese and pour remaining batter on top of cheese.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool slightly before cutting into squares.

Yields: 9 servings

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