Here's another of our favorites from Stonewall Kitchen. I will confess, I have a weakness for the chili they make at Casey's Market, right down the block from us here at Clever Girl. It's darn good, and I can't make anything better myself. So. Invite a few friends over. Serve up a heaping pot of Casey's chili, and add some large squares of this cornbread on the side. A little shredded cheddar, some sour cream, crispy bacon and a few oyster crackers for good measure, and you've got yourself a wintertime party........
There is a definitive geographical separation when it comes to making cornbread. There is even an annual National Cornbread Festival - that is how serious this bread is taken. This is a Northeast version, a tinge of sweetness mixed in with corn meal for soft textured bread that crumbles just perfectly into a hot bowl of chili.