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Buttermilk Cornbread with Bacon Lime Chili Butter


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup fresh corn kernels (off of about 2 cobs)
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup honey, warmed (plus extra for drizzling)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bacon,chili,lime butter:
  • 1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon shallots, minced
  • 1/2 cup, (1 stick) cold salted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • zest of 3 limes