Pepper jelly adds a bit of sweetness and subtle heat to these petite corn cakes topped with fresh, tangy goat cheese. Look for it at farmers' markets and in gourmet shops.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, oil, and butter until smooth and combined. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until batter is combined; fold in corn kernels.

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  • Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, and rub with enough oil to coat surface. Drop batter by the tablespoon to make 2-inch cakes. Cook until underside is golden brown, 45 to 60 seconds; turn over, and continue cooking until other side is browned and cake is heated through, about 1 minute. To serve, top each cake with a slice of goat cheese and a dollop of pepper jelly.

Cook's Notes

An old-fashioned cast-iron skillet with shallow round indentations is ideal for making uniform corn cakes. Since these pans can be rather hard to find, you can use a regular cast-iron skillet and achieve equally lovely results.

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