Ezra Pound Cake.
I love cornbread. Yes, you loyal fans know that I love many foods. Cornbread is another favorite of mine. I remember my mom making tamale pie as a child. I loved that (still do). Without cornbread, tamale pie is just ... well ... not the same.
And, I love sweet cornbread with honey and butter. Oh, I could get sick eating too much of that. Actually, I have. I think I'll avoid the getting sick part and eat almost too much.
I liked this recipe. It was quick, easy, and went together well. I liked that Dorie advised us to not stir the batter too much. Far too many people stir quick bread batters until they're smooth. That results in not-so-delicious output.
I modified this recipe a little. Around here, we can't normally get red bell peppers. What we can get are related, but bitter with a nasty skin. Again, not-so-delicious. I wasn't going to put those into the delicious batter made with corn meal expensively imported from the US.
Also, buttermilk ... another non-starter here. I just used regular milk instead. Couldn't get buttermilk here if I wanted to.
Lastly, the sugar. I know my family. They'd want this to be a little sweeter. I increased the sugar by a tablespoon.
Anyway ... here's what I did ...
Mixed the wet ingredients together well. Used one of my favorite tools ... a whisk.
Whisked together the dry ingredients, too. Then, whisked in the wet. Finally, whisked in the corn.
Sensing a pattern here? I like my whisks.
I spooned the batter evenly into one of my silicon muffin pans. Some rats ate at one of the holes when we shipped it over here. Very annoying!
I baked the batter for 20 minutes. A nice golden color, toothpick comes out clean ... done!
Recipe made one dozen (minus one) muffins. Evil rats!
Primary Test Group: Yummy, kuya! Is that all?
I would prefer them slightly sweeter. I like a sweet cornbread. Yes, I know hard-core purists will say "that's not real cornbread". I say that hard-core purists take the fun out of life and should take up some kind of useful habit ... like drinking. Perhaps that will let them relax.
So many. I'm not sure I'd modify this much. The tooth was good, it was nice having the whole corn. I might consider replacing some of the all-purpose flour with masa harina (corn flour).
Winner. Definitely would make again to go with some BBQ.