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Corn Bread with a Kick Recipe

Corn Bread with a Kick Recipe

"Nothing says Southern cooking like crisp corn bread made in a cast iron skillet. I use a very old skillet that belonged to my great-aunt. It will be passed on for generations." Geordyth Sullivan Cutler Bay, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, drained and chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk.
  • 2. Place butter in an 8-in. ovenproof skillet; heat skillet in a 425° oven for 3-5 minutes or until butter is melted. Meanwhile, stir egg mixture into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in peppers and bacon.
  • 3. Carefully swirl the butter in the skillet to coat the sides and bottom of pan; add batter. Bake at 425° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into wedges; serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 174 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Corn Bread with a Kick

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granypat User ID: 6487567 182875
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"I would make two changes. First, NO SUGAR, next plain milk instead of buttermilk. Also it isn't corn bread unless it is baked in a cast iron skillet."

nepeach User ID: 1377583 143321
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"My son loved it. Requests it all the time. It's spicy without being overpowering. Has a nice little zing. The bacon and peppers together are a great flavor. Is now in my personal recipes."

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