Bacon Cheddar Cornbread
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 4 tablespoon butter or bacon drippings
  • 1/2 cup diced kerrygold reserve or other sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup cornmeal, freshly milled
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Cook the bacon in a skillet until thoroughly cooked. Let cool and drain on a paper towel and then dice into pieces. Reserve the bacon drippings or melt the butter instead.
  2. Spread the fat of your choice across an 8-inch round pan. Place the pan in the oven to heat up.
  3. Combine the diced Cheddar and the dry ingredients together in one bowl. In another, add the milk and eggs. Beat the eggs into the milk and then add the liquids to the dry ingredients. Fold together, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven, add the mixture, and then place back in the oven. Let cook for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  5. Serve immediately so that the cheese remains melted.