Ginger and Poblano Corn Bread Recipe

May 27, 2011 9:29 am

A little heat with your sweet makes a kick-ass side

The sweetness of the corn and the brown sugar balance the bite of the ginger and chilies in this bread, making it a great accompaniment to your BBQ or lowcountry cooking.

Photo: Lindsay Hunt
Photo: Lindsay Hunt
Corn bread turns a BBQ into a Southern-style party
 
Servings: 2 loaves

Ingredients

2 cups corn kernels
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup polenta
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
1 Poblano chilies, seeds and ribs removed, diced
butter, to grease the pans
Directions: 
  1. Place 1 cup of the corn kernels in a bowl and set aside. Place the remaining cup in a blender and puree. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375º F.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, polenta, baking powder, salt, pepper, and ginger. Stir in the brown sugar, chilies, corn kernels, corn puree, and 2 cups water. Mix to combine.
  4. Butter two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pans and divide the batter evenly between them. Let rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Place the pans in a shallow baking dish filled halfway with water and place in the oven. Bake for 1 hour. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes.
  6. Turn the loaves out onto a cooling rack and let cool.
Level of Difficulty: 
Moderate
Prep Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
1 1/2 hours
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