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Krayl’s Cast Iron Cornbread + Poblano Sticks

There are few things in life that can represent comfort of the past in the way food can… hopefully my Cornbread + Poblano Corn Sticks will soon be added to your short list of comfort foods.

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A familiar smell coming from your childhood kitchen, the aroma of soup brought to you, home from school sick in bed on rainy fall day. Food evokes memories we have long forgotten with just a whif coming from a doorway passing by on the street, or the first bite of a buttered roll at a new restaurant – at once unexpected and familiar.

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A lodge cast iron pan with corn sticks #AnAppealingPlan by #KraylFunch (2) 750x

My Cornbread Comfort :: swinging opening the garage door at my Grandparents home after a long drive down from Connecticut, stepping up into the kitchen, warm air filled with the sounds of family laughter coming from the living room hitting you as you enter. A big pot of chili, still steaming hot, placed on a worn out potholder to protect the counter top. Bowls of rice, grated cheese and bottle of hot sauce to add as you like. And there in a side basket, most likely lined with a cloth napkin, bright yellow, just slightly brown on the edges, the corn muffins would sit, waiting to be topped with cold butter then dunked into the chili. Welcome home.

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A lodge cast iron pan with corn sticks #AnAppealingPlan by #KraylFunch (17) 750x

I am not sure if they were homemade, as the chili was, or from a box mix but no matter, each bite was a combination of sweet and salty. Warm and crumbly. Each bite filling with memories that feel real as I write this moment in my office as if I am right there back in the kitchen 20 + years ago listening to the adults talk and share stories.

And still to this day, I can not eat chili without corn muffins. Admititly, I frequently quickly make them from a box mix, however given my husbands love for poblano peppers I thought I would mix it up a bit and add a little color and a touch of heat to a classic. And don’t get me started on this cute as a button corn stick pan from Lodge Cast Iron – perfect for a side to chili or as an addition to a potluck gathering. Enjoy!

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Krayl's Cornbread + Poblano Sticks
Yields 14
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Ingredients
  1. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 tablespoons melted)
  2. 1 medium poblano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  3. 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more
  5. 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  6. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon sugar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 cup buttermilk
  10. 1 large egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place 7-stick cast-iron corn stick mold in the oven to heat.
  3. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a medium saute pan over medium-high. Add the chopped poblano and the scallions. Saute until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir the buttermilk and egg until well combined. Add the jalapeno mixture to the bowl along with any butter in the pan. The batter will still be fairly thick when all ingredients are combined.
  5. Remove the hot pan from the oven and brush with the melted butter {I used a pastry brush to ensure all the nooks where covered}. Divide the batter in half and fill each mold, then place back into the oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden and springy to the touch.
  6. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then gently lift out of the molds and repeat with second half of batter.
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12 Responses to Krayl’s Cast Iron Cornbread + Poblano Sticks

  1. Paula - bell'alimento November 1, 2015 at 8:43 PM #

    That cast iron skillet is amazing. I need one and these cornbread sticks!
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  2. Nutmeg Nanny October 31, 2015 at 11:51 PM #

    These look so tasty! I love cornbread but even more when you throw in poblano peppers.
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  3. Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen October 31, 2015 at 7:44 PM #

    I’ll admit to having great love for the Jiffy boxed mix cornbread that I grew up with…but I love homemade, too. The poblanos in this sound like the perfect complement!
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  4. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet October 30, 2015 at 8:15 PM #

    This looks and sounds wonderful! So funny, I was *just* looking at one of these cast iron corn stick molds – it’s a sign that I need to get one! 🙂
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  5. Meseidy Rivera October 30, 2015 at 12:56 PM #

    These look perfect! Great for a hot bowl of chili.
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  6. Stacey October 30, 2015 at 12:42 PM #

    Sounds great! Look forward to trying this out. Pinning for later
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  7. Sabrina Modelle October 30, 2015 at 12:39 PM #

    It’s true, scent and flavor are so tied to memory. Scent is actually the oldest sense we have. Even single celled organisms like Amoeba can smell! I love these corn bread muffins and thank you for sharing your memory of your grandparents.
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  8. Nichole October 30, 2015 at 9:49 AM #

    Yum! There are so perfect for fall. I love the cast iron corn mold.
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    • Krayl Funch October 30, 2015 at 10:35 AM #

      Me too Nicole! I’m totally inspired to make all different varieties!

  9. laura ricardo October 30, 2015 at 8:59 AM #

    These look AMAZING! Thanks so much for the recipe! I can’t wait to try with some delicious chili 🙂
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    • Krayl Funch October 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM #

      Thank you Laura! They are excellent with chili!

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