Thursday, July 10, 2008

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread


Argh, okay, I admit it! I didn't have everything on hand so I did it my way. I'm trying NOT to adapt, etc--I want to cook what the Barefoot Contessa cooks--but ...well, I didn't have scallions, didn't buy great cheddar--shoot, I didn't even have baking powder (do you know Costco and Walgreens both carry baking soda...but not baking powder? Why? WHY?).

So. I had some shredded cheddar from another recipe. Check. One red onion already finely diced. Check for the scallion replacement. No jalapeno. Bummer. And one quick google search revealed that I could replace the BP with 2 parts cream of tartar and 1 part baking soda for each measurement called for.

I measured out the dry and the wet--until I got to two sticks of butter..Contessa--come on. Give my heart a break! Me? I did one stick butter and 1/4 cup of plain yogurt. Of course, true to form, this recipe feeds an army. Here it is ready to go into the oven...

It baked up great, as you can see here: I really enjoyed it, BUT. I think I would love this with super sharp cheddar, that jalapeno she asks for and the flecks of green that would come from the scallions. So I'll be baking this again--but my coming week is busy, so I figured I'd blog the experimental version first...

8 comments:

1freshstart said...

Eh, that's what cooking is about. Learning and adapting. Glad it worked out for you, it still looks delish!

Melissa said...

I used regular lowfat cheddar and mine came out fine!

Prudy said...

Great substitutions-I'm all for using what you've already got! Plus 2 sticks of butter would have killed me too. Your bread looks fab.

webbie said...

It looks great! Smarth thinking on the yogurt.

bakingwiththeboys said...

I am with you on the butter. I only used one stick as well. It's not cake! Looks great though and good job on the substitutions.

Roni said...

It looks very very good! The hot peppers, sharp cheese and scallions are pretty tasty, but next time around I'll be making it without those because my family said they want to eat it with honey butter! No pleasin' some people :)

Rebecca said...

Wow, good substitutions. With gas prices going up, I'm all about using what's in the fridge.

Cheryl said...

Anything topped with shredded cheddar is delicious. That's really all there is to it.