Since the temperatures are plummeting here… I mean -11 up at the wee house, good grief!!! There’s nothing better than to tuck into a huge bowl of chili, with a fire roaring and the snow falling… well unless you happen to be in NYC, which I am right now, where its just bitterly cold and not much else. But while we are digging into the chili might as well make some cornbread to go with it.
Cornbread (adapted from the Joy of Cooking)
1 c masa harina
3/4 c coarse ground oornmeal
tsp baking powder, tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cardamon
2 cups buttermilk
1 c whole corn kernels
2 jalapenos finely chopped
1/2 c grated cheese (any sharp cheddar is good)
9 inch cast iron skillet greased with vegetable oil
Heat oven to 425F
Pre heat greased pan in the oven.
Combine masa harina, coarse cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, cardamon and salt together. Whisk eggs with buttermilk, add corn and jalapenos and then mix into the dry ingredients, pour into hot pan. Bake 25-30 mins or until golden brown.
Serve this with Wild Man Weiss’s famous Chili recipe..