What to add to Trader's corn bread mix?
I would like to make it more interesting, maybe spicy. I was thinking maybe cheese and something else? What can I add and at what time?
Thank you in advance!
some possible combos:
sharp cheddar or feta with jalapeno or achiote peppers
goat cheese with chipotle or poblano peppers
monterey jack with habanero pepper
I lay a thin layer of corn bread batter down - 1/2 inch or so then a layer of beaten egg mixed with chilies and herbs and lots of cheese. then the rest of the cornbread batter. Really yummy. I also like adding creamed corn to my cornbread batter, chili flake, cumin , garlic
If I wanted it spicy I'd buy the spicy TJ's cornbread mix. I used to make squares to take to work in lieu of a corn muffin, using buttermilk (after reading that buttermilk cornbread is less crumbly, and cutting back on that and the oil by 2 Tbsp each, then adding a quarter cup of Grade B maple syrup. I baked it in two parchment-lined 7x11 pans, then when it was cool spread the bottom of one with softened butter and sandwiched it against the bottom of the other one. That way I had a firm top crust on both the top and the bottom when I cut it into squares. Wrapped in plastic wrap, they stayed together well enough to have at my midmorning desk break without making a mess.
Have you used the TJ brand before? I find it VERY sweet and I'm not sure that spicy or cheesy would really work that well with it. Other brands with a less sweet profile are greata with cheddar or chilis.
add these all before baking - just stir in at the end
crumbled chorizo and chopped sundried tomatoes w/ pepper jack
charred/grilled corn and cayenne w/ fontina or cheddar or jack
roasted red pepper and diced (seeded) jalapenos w/ cheddar and jack