Cheddar And Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread

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There is nothing like homemade bread with its smell wafting through the entire house, but unfortunately, it can often be time-consuming to make. Bread ingredients for traditional bread recipes include water, yeast, flour, and salt. Since there are so few components and yeast is used to give bread flavor and to help it rise, bread recipes require a lengthy process. Rest assured, however, that it is still possible to make homemade bread at home in a reasonable amount of time; you just have to be selective as to which bread recipe you use. In the case of this cheddar and cream cheese skillet cornbread recipe, the flavor is packed in right at the beginning with the additions of two types of cheese and crunchy cornmeal. Baking powder is used as the leavener rather than yeast, so there is no waiting around so you can bake this beautiful bread.

This quick and easy cornbread recipe contains the addictive additions of cream cheese and cheddar cheese, which is ideal for those who don’t like their cornbread too sweet. Cornmeal has a natural sweetness as a derivative of corn, although there are many cornbread recipes with added sugar for a sweeter cornbread. The topic of whether cornbread should contain sugar or not has been passionately debated, but it’s safe to say that Melanie, the developer of this recipe, made a reasonable choice when she chose to omit sweetener from her cheese cornbread recipe. The additions of salty cheese make it clear that her bread is meant to be addictively savory, rather than sweet. There are many varieties of cheddar cheese, and since Melanie, doesn’t specify which to use, you can incorporate your favorite into this cheddar cornbread recipe. The first cheddar cheese emerged in the town, Cheddar, in the southwest England and is usually off-white in color. There are several types of cheddar, however, and they vary in taste depending on how long they have been aged for. Mild cheddar is the most delicate flavored variety being aged for three months or more, whereas extra-old cheddar can be aged for up to ten years. Choose a medium, sharp, or old cheddar if you prefer something in between.

You might still be thinking that the way how to make cornbread is more challenging than what you want to undergo, but it is as easy, if not easier, than making your biscuit recipe. Traditional cornbread recipes require mixing everything in one bowl, and then pouring into a pre-heated skillet. A cast iron pan is best because it gets scalding hot and helps the cornbread produce its signature golden crust. Not everyone has a cast iron pan, however, so you could substitute with the same sized baking pan or a Dutch oven. The results won’t be quite the same as baking in the even heat of a cast iron skillet, however, but the cheesy cornbread recipe should be just as delicious. Thank you to Melanie, the author of ‘Melanie Makes’, for sharing her cheddar and cream cheese skillet cornbread recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: Cheddar And Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread From Melanie Makes
Ingredients: Butter, cream cheese, cheddar cheese flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, milk, eggs.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 295, Calories from Fat 156, Total Fat 17.3g 27%, Saturated Fat 10.4g 52%, Cholesterol 69mg 23%, Sodium 348mg 15%, Potassium 402mg 11%, Carbohydrates 27.1g 9%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 1.7g, Protein 9.2g, Vitamin A 12%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 28%, Iron 11%

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