Jalapeno Cheddar Broccoli Corn Bread





Our friends Deepak and Aparna came to visit us this weekend, so of course Shankar and I had to have some sort of feast to honor them. I had asked Shankar if he would make jalapeno corn bread, this way he could make it a day earlier and it would be perfect to heat up in the oven for the brunch we were planning. So off to the grocery store we went to pick up creamed style corn, jalapenos, and sharp cheddar cheese.

The other day while we were browsing around Trader Joe's and purchasing several vintages for our cellar, we were offered some lovely samples of broccoli and cheddar corn bread. I asked Shankar to add in some broccoli (since I am on my new health kick and all) to the recipe. He was a bit skeptical wondering if it would alter the batter too much and if the ratio of flour blah blah blah ..... "Just throw it in already", I said. So he decided to make one batch of muffins with broccoli, and another loaf without, in case the broccoli massively screwed up the recipe.

Well the corn bread was extremely good, but my dear darling husband in all his anxiousness over the addition of broccoli totally forgot to add in the creamed corn. So he is not a perfect cook after all. Close but not quite.

This is another recipe from my brother-in-law Gopi's website.

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Verdict: I didn't even notice the creamed corn was missing. Too focused on how good the chunks of cheese were, and of course all that butter I slathered on it. Did I just say that? I meant how good the broccoli tasted.

40 comments:

Sharmi said...

hey Kanchana, they look so cute and hot!! very pretty and lovely creation. sound like a spicy bread great to go with tea.

Savithri said...

Mmm looks delicious! You must have used the silicone muffin trays I got you;)

Roopa said...

wow kanchana, lovely spicy bread looks so delicious and the color is perfect :)

Nags said...

wow! look like muffins.. and i looove jalapenos! the only ones i get to taste are the ones we get in subway sandwiches in India :(

belated bday wishes to you too and congrats on the award.. good idea putting it on the sidebad, i think i shud too :)

Padma said...

Hey I have to munch on them...they look so pretty and hot of course! thanks for that lovely post & pics!
sure gonna try this soon

Asha said...

I love Mexican corn bread.I make them without Broccoli.Looks so yum K, all you need is a good bowl chili now!:))

bee said...

whatever's inside or not inside them, they look awesome. you take lovely pics. your BIL is one heckuva foodie too.

shammi said...

Now you're making me feel hungry! Lovely pix!

lakshmi said...

they look awesome, i just love that tinge of green here and there!!! im literally drooling!!!

Sia said...

stunning is the word kanch... i am floored...

Laavanya said...

I love jalapeno, broccoli, cheese and corn bread so this recipe is just too perfect and my oh my... don't they look cute?

Mishmash ! said...

Cornbread with jalapeno and cheddar cheese...hmm..I can almost smell the aroma !!

Shn

Srivalli said...

that looks wonderful kanchana...

srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Latha said...

broccoli in corn bread! sounds innovative and they look delicious!
Dont be too hard on S :-) it beats having a hubby that does not cook.

TBC said...

How pretty!! I thnk I saw something similar recently on one of the Food Network shows.. did not pay much attention to it then.
Your JCBCB looks so good. I love all the pics esp the first one:-)

Sandeepa said...

I love corn bread from Au Bon Pain. This looks so perfect

Bharathy said...

Aaah!!!what do I see up there!!!Fllllaaaat!!,,Kanchana!!!

Will comment about those lovely looking (bread?)afterwards...coz I am too flaat ok??LOL :D

timepass said...

Looks irrestible... Would love to come over to ur place for a treat!!

Priya said...

Kanchana, Thank you soo much for the award. 'I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my parents..my...." :)) :))
Seriously, it feels really nice to get this one. I might send you some of those puri's or come by and exchange a few for those delicious corn bread muffins. The photographs look super professional. Absolutely love them ! Did you move to a new cam ??

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Ladies,

How I wish I could just have you all over for tea one day! Would that not be amazing? Lets have a convention!!

Kanchana

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi kanchana,
Those buns look so yummy! I must try this recipe.
Saw your comment in my blog. We too don't have the pooja as we are Iyengars. But I do it in a simple way. All the pooja method was given by my neighbour. I have mentioned in my earliar post.
May be you too can offer prayers just like any other friday.

Jyothsna said...

So what if some ingredients are forgotten? They look great and tempting!

Savithri said...

Thank you for the award! Best sister ever:)

Elle n Chikki said...

The muffins look lovely. You can awesome way to capture the dishes on photo.

USHA said...

Hi Kanchana,
Wonderful corn bread with healthy broccoli....ilike this sort of idea...Thanks for your visit,.hope everything going good.

Nandita said...

that looks DELICIOUS....and hey too bad you did not give Savithri the credit for the silicone muffin tray, the muffins look absolutely clean cut - want some too....pat on the back to Shankar!

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i would love to have this spicy bread!
your whole family seems to be good cooks... lucky you!
Bharathy of spicy chillly has noticed some common factors in us .....and asked whether we have met through the blogging circle. though i had taken quick glances of your blog this is the first time i am spending time here.
your blog is very appealing!
you are in Michigan too?

Rachna said...

wow fristly this bread looks awsome... im so hungry looking at it... this looks like methi lagan...

and secondly...where's the tea party... so me can join... :D

and read somewhere that it yur bday...Happy Birthday kanchana...

Nags said...

met ur sis too.. its so nice to meet so many new people :)

and btw, my sis is mighty thrilled for being chosen 'blog of the week' :)

Priyanka said...

Ahh!!! the breads looks so delicious Kanchana and the pics are fabulous:)

Nags said...

busy time at work eh? :)

Mona said...

hi Kanchana, this is my first time to your blog. And i loved it :-) Will keep dropping by. The pics and the recipe looks yummy. I look forward to try iy out as snacks sometimes.

www.monaafzal.wordpress.com

Mandira said...

Kanchana, the corn bread with Jalapeno looks delicious. I recently moved to Ann Arbor and Latha left me a comment that you live in Ann Arbor. Do drop me an e-mail if you do. It will be great to meet up. We can even meet up @ Trader Joe's :)

Sobila said...

hi Kanchana,

u look so Pretty...

i ve one more award waiting to Adorn married to a desi.

u r really worthy for that award...

Good Knowing you.....

Suganya said...

These are beauties.

Namratha said...

Simply delicious! I can't wait to try this one...yummmmmmmy!

Shella said...

Kanchana the bread look gorgeous. I always thought baking bread was a uphill task, but I get a lot of inspiration from blogger friends, who make it seem like a simple thing to do.

Lori Hodges said...

These look and sound amazing, but I have one quick question...in the recipe, there is no mention of the broccoli; how much to use and whether you use fresh, steamed, chopped frozen or what...could you please let me know because I really want to try this recipe with the broccoli! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Kay @ Cooking with K said...

These look scrumptious...going to have to make some...thanks for sharing!!

Asha said...

Love your site and just happened to find it thru pinterest :) I will be trying this recipe tonight, Thanks!

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