Friday, January 25, 2013

Sweet Moist Jalapeno Cornbread

 I made another huge pot of excellent soup for the shelter yesterday which I will show you tomorrow.  It's a new recipe and it is very, very good.  I always try to take some homemade bread, rolls or biscuits for them and yesterday I made them this cornbread.  The guys dove on it when I walked through the door. The shelter is a very interesting place.  It is in the worst area of town.  The shelter provides a program that takes homeless people and rehabilitates them.  They stay at the shelter for anywhere from 9 months to 2 years to learn life skills and receive their GED. Most of these guys have been in and out of jail for most of their lives.  The shelter has a side door where they pass out food to street people that have no interest in being rehabilitated.  These people are lined up for hours all day every day waiting to get anything that is passed out to them. So, I am feeding people in the shelter and out on the streets.  I learn a little more each time I show up.  There was quite a confrontation between one of the street people and one of the guys that work there when I was there yesterday.  I bet this happens a lot.

 The cornbread:  Mix 1 cup of cornmeal with 1 cup of flour.  Add 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp. of salt and 1 tsp. of baking powder.

 Mix in 1 cup of corn kernels, as many diced jalapenos as you like and 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese.  Mix until all ingredients are coated with the flour.  Mix 1/2 cup of oil with 2 beaten eggs.  Add them with 2/3 cups of buttermilk.  Mix with a spoon just until blended.



Pour this into a 9X12 parchment lined pan.  Bake it at 400 for about 25 minutes.
As soon as you remove it from the oven, pour some melted butter blended with an equal amount of honey, over the top and let it soak in.  I used about 4 tablespoons of each.
Cut it into squares and eat it while it is warm.  This is heavenly cornbread.

17 comments:

Carl Belken said...

Your corn bread looks simply scrumptious.

I would like to thank you, for all the recipes you share on your site, but also, a huge thank you, for the food you are providing for those in need. Can only imagine, the time it must take doing your blog and cooking and baking for others. Bless You! Gracie

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

It must be a tough job working at a shelter. Most behave but there's always those on drugs or akchohol that can be troublesome.

That corn bread looks deliciuous! I hope I can remember to buy some corn mealnext time I'm at the suoer market!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Robin Larkspur said...

I love the idea of the honey soaking into the cornbread...yum!
How often do you cook for the shelter and how to you transport the soup?

Patty Woodland said...

I'll bet it packs a punch too!

Laurie said...

this sounds amazing, looks so good, I hope you are well, hope Teddy is well,

Cuisine de Provence said...

Interesting recipe - what a great mixture of savory and sweet.

Barbara F. said...

I bet they devour your good food, Joyce. Just be extra careful. I hope you don't go down there alone. You don't need anyone who is not in their right mind to follow you home, or anything. I am sure for your generosity the Universe will protect you always. xo P.S. Would you consider adding a "donate" button to your sidebar in case any followers want to contribute to your groceries fund?

Chung said...

That bread just makes my mouth water!

Nellie said...

We love this cornbread here! No wonder the people cheer when they see you coming! Our church assists one of the shelters downtown on a regular basis. Even the youth go to prepare a meal. I know of four different shelters downtown.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhh that bread looks fantastic!!!

Just don't get in the middle of any confrontations. !!!!

You commented that you are getting snow. I am so happy for you!!!

And look! This is a GOOD Full Wolf Moon Effect! Hooray for that too. 'Cause here, I just broke the chimney on my hurricane *oil* lamp. -pout-

Oh well.... No big deal. But I am convinced, this Full Moon is messin' with me!!!! -grin-

"Auntie"

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That sounds interesting. I like corn meal so will give this a try. Thanks. Have a good weekend Diane

the wild magnolia said...

right up my alley......thanks

Debra She Who Seeks said...

This sounds just like my cornbread recipe except mine doesn't have cheddar cheese and the final butter-honey glaze. Think I'll try it your way next time!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You are so amazingly, generous and kind, @ school we tell the students about RAK's "random acts of kindness" ~ this is the ultimate! Oh, the cornbread looks amazing too!

Barb said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. We have a home /shelter in our area with the same objective.

Raven said...

I am cooking this this week! I moved to the Pacific Northwest from Texas a few months ago, and I've really been missing my cornbread and southern-style food. This is going to be great! I'll probably make a pot of beans along with it. Thanks for all the awesome recipes!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gracie, in your very first comment, said it all. I could not have expressed it better! You never cease to amaze me!
Hugs and love,
Mona