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.