Corn Bread Cactus
jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped, or 3 tablespoons finely chopped green sweet pepper
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
8 1/2 ounce can cream-style corn
cup cooking oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Combine flour, cornmeal, peppers, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. In a medium bowl, stir together the corn, buttermilk, eggs, and oil. Stir corn mixture into the flour mixture just until combined.
- Spoon batter into greased, preheated* 4-1/2-inch cast-iron cactus-shape baking pan; fill two-thirds full. Bake for 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Grease pan again before baking an additional batch. Remove cactuses and cool on wire racks. Makes 16 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
To preheat pans, place in the 400 degree F oven for 5 minutes before adding batter.