Serve this recipe for cornbread with chili or even ribs. The addition of whole corn kernels makes the texture a little more interesting, but you can leave them out with no problem. Ditto the pickled jalapenos; and you can even switch the cheese for a different one.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
Before you make this recipe, please be aware that the video demonstration is different from and more accurate than the printed recipe. The video says to use 3 tablespoons of sugar; the printed recipe says use 1 tablespoon of sugar. The video says to use 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda; the printed recipe says use 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. The video does not show adding 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter to the wet ingredients in the recipe. The printed recipe didn't work out for me.