Fresh poblano chiles, shredded cheese, and spicy southwest-style corn make an easy and delicious spoon bread.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the 1 teaspoon butter over medium heat in a small skillet. Cook poblano chile pepper in hot butter for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
Combine water and cornmeal in a medium saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute or until very thick. Remove from heat. Transfer cornmeal mixture to a large bowl. Stir in cheese, sour cream, 1/4 cup melted butter, the salt and black pepper.
Whisk milk, egg yolks and baking powder in a medium bowl until combined. Stir into cornmeal mixture. Stir in canned seasoned corn and the reserved poblano chile pepper.
Beat egg whites with a whisk or electric mixer in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold beaten egg whites into cornmeal mixture. Pour into a greased 3-quart rectangular baking dish or 3-quart round casserole dish. Bake for 35 minutes for rectangular dish or 50 minutes for round dish or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving (bread will sink during standing).
Per Serving: 278 calories; protein 8.9g; carbohydrates 17.4g; fat 20g; cholesterol 114.9mg; sodium 531.1mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.