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Cheesy Popcorn Bread
From Statesboro Market2Go
<p>Many people use popcorn as a substitute for croutons in soups and salad. But did you know that you can use popcorn as an ingredient? Besides boosting the whole-grain power of this versatile side dish, the ground popcorn used here adds texture and interest and helps to create a light and airy corn bread.</p> <p>Use a well-buttered cast iron skillet for best results.</p>Source: Adapted from The Washington Post (Entered by Market Manager)
Serves: Makes one pan
Step by Step Instructions
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish, or use a cast iron skillet for best results.
- Process the popcorn in a blender or food processor until finely ground; this could take as long as 5 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt, whisking until well blended.
- Whisk together the egg, milk and melted butter in a liquid measuring cup, then add to the mixing bowl, stirring to form a light batter. Scatter the cheese and chilies, if using, over the surface and stir just until evenly distributed.
- Pour the batter into the baking dish and spread it evenly into the corners; bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned at the edges and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cut and serve.
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