August is the perfect time for us #Breadbakers to play with peppers-all sorts of peppers; sweet, hot, pickled, black, it’s all good. I love hot peppers so I created a recipe for Jalapeno Sourdough Corn Bread.
I love to bake hot peppers into bread. The starch in the bread tames the chili heat just enough to let the flavor of the particular pepper come through. This bread would also be delicious made with habanero, or any other hot or sweet pepper. I just happened to have a bunch of jalapenos in the refrigerator from our farm share so that what I used.
The flavors in this bread are just natural together. Peppers and corn are both in season, and everything is better with cheese, right? I added the cumin seeds because, well, because I just love them.
This is not a light and airy loaf of bread. Adding cornmeal and onion puree to the dough makes a hearty loaf. This is not a “cornbread” so much as a sourdough bread with corn added two ways, cornmeal and fresh corn.
You can eat this bread without any condiments at all. With the corn, cheese and jalapeno filling, it’s a snack all by itself. I ate a slice of Jalapeno Sourdough Corn Bread with a beautiful summer tomato salad and it was a perfectly satisfying summer meal. If you don't have a sourdough starter, make a sponge with 1/2 cup of warm water, 1/2 cup of all purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon of yeast. Combine the ingredients in a mixer bowl, cover and allow to rise for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours. The longer you wait to use the sponge, the better the bread's flavor will be. Proceed with the recipe, increasing the amount of yeast listed in the recipe to 1 teaspoon.
If you don't have a sourdough starter, make a sponge with 1/2 cup of warm water, 1/2 cup of all purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon of yeast. Combine the ingredients in a mixer bowl, cover and allow to rise for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours. The longer you wait to use the sponge, the better the bread's flavor will be. Proceed with the recipe, increasing the amount of yeast listed in the recipe to 1 teaspoon.
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Thanks so much Sue Slusser Lau of Palatable Pastime for hosting today’s event. Check out these other Peppery and delicious bread recipes:
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- Jalapeño Bread by Cook’s Hideout
- Jalapeño Flour Tortillas by Hostess At Heart
- Jalapeño Sourdough Corn Bread by Baking Sense
- Msemen Maamer – Moroccan Flatbread Stuffed with Peppers by The Bread She Bakes
- Parmesan Cracked Pepper Beer Bread by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
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- Whole Wheat Spicy Rolls by Gayathri’s Cook Spot
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- Zucchini and Pepper Cornbread by Palatable Pastime
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