Chipotle Cheddar Corn Bread

Chipotle Cheddar Corn Bread

I’m always on the lookout for interesting variations on the corn bread theme, especially when leaves turn glorious shades of russet and crimson and nights turn cool. I LOVE corn bread–especially Aunt Elfred’s Corn Bread, which is high, light, and tender, with the requisite depth of cornmeal flavor and aroma.

Whenever I see an interesting corn bread recipe, I don’t bother with the basic formula, as I’m confident that no corn bread formula (and I’ve tested a gazillion) is better than Aunt Elfred’s.

Aunt Elfred’s New Year’s Eve Corn Bread

Basket of Aunt Elfred's Corn Bread Muffins

Our dear friend Janet Stelzer’s Aunt Elfred must have been one magnificent cook because this cornbread is dynamite. I spent years testing dozens of promising cornbread recipes, never quite achieving the light, tender goodness of Aunt Elfred’s superlative version.