Tomatillo Cheddar Cornbread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: about 18 (3-inch squares)
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3 cups yellow cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

6 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

3 cups buttermilk

4 eggs

6 tablespoons butter, melted

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar

1/4 cup tomatillo salsa


Special equipment:
2 (9-inch) square cake pans
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray the cake pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cayenne.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs and the butter. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring until well combined. Fold in the Cheddar, and salsa, and divide the batter between the 2 pans.
  4. Place in the top half of the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until the center is firm to the touch and top is golden. Remove from oven, let cool and slice.