Peachy Punky Sweet Cornbread: HOLLA!

Okay, I realize it’s not very punk to say the word “HOLLA”, but really that’s just the sound you make when you taste this surprisingly sweet n’ easy cornbread.  Witness Peachy Punky Sweet Cornbread!

Eet a-make-a you HONGRY!

Yes, this is a good one, especially with summer coming on.

Summer isn’t for like two months, Punky.

Whatever.  Shutup.  And come with me…

The story all began when I found myself Sleepless in the City the other night, lying in the dark, and SUDDENLY I had images of tart, juicy peaches and sweet, moist cornbread.  POW!  I was awake.  So awake in fact, that I got up at 6am and went for a walk along the East River, stopping in Chinatown on the way home to buy a broom.

Whaa?

Unrelated.  We just needed a broom for our new apartment.  And there it was in a shop on Pike Street, 8:06am on a Monday.  It’s pink, too.  Like my hair.

Or not so much.

Anyway, enough of brooms, come with me, my Little Punkies, and let’s enjoy the peachy punky sweetness!


TOOLS:
Large Bowl
Pastry Cutter

This one's all sleek and black. Mine's not that fancy, but same general idea.

Round pie pan
Spoon/fork/whisk
Big Knife
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons

INGREDIENTS:
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup
Sugar in the Raw
4 tbsp butter
1/2 can sliced peaches
1 tbsp peach juice from can


RECIPE:
I’m going to run you through this quick, because I spent so much time taking pictures of my hair next to a broom, that now I’m hungry and it’s almost lunch time.  Time for me to make a
Thrilled Cheese sandwich, in fact.  OH but again, I DIGRESS.  Stay the course, Punky Chef.

OKAY!  1. Pour the Jiffy mix in your bowl.  Take your pastry cutter (and of course yes, a knife works also – but good luck to you then with the mashing.) and slice the 4 tbsp butter in one fell swoop, throwing them in the bowl.  Mash and mash and MASH your heart out, until the mix is crumbly.  Not CRUMMY, people, just crumbly.  Jeez, keep with me.

2. Add the egg, 1/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup Sugar in the Raw and 1 tbsp juice from the can of peaches.  (I think this is actually pear juice, but oh well.  How weird is the food industry in this country?)  Mix with your spoon or whisk or fork or whateverthehell floats your punky boat.  (And happens to be in your kitchen.)

3. With your Big Knife, slice up about seven or eight peach slices from the can (yeah we’re going low-rent with this – I’ll work on the gourmet fresh peach version and get back to you, but we need the juice anyway, so lay off.) until you have a little over 1/3 cup chopped peaches.  Make the pieces pretty small so they spread out inside the cornbread.  Pour into the mix and stir slowly but thoroughly.

4. Heat the oven to 400F.  Yeah, did I mention you need an oven for this?  That’s the thing under your stove, you stove being the thing you pile your magazines and bills on.  Time for a little peachy spring cleaning, eh?

5. Grease your round pan with more butter (CAN’T HAVE TOO MUCH BUTTER, PEOPLE.  SING IT WITH ME NOW.) and pour the whole mix in, spreading it out as evenly as possible with your spoon or fork or fingers or the back of your toothbrush or a Coldplay CD case – whatever you have on hand.

(Eew.)

6. And now just put the pan in the oven for 15 minutes.  You’ll begin to smell the peachy corny sweetness towards the end – HEAVEN!  When the whole thing looks golden and the edges are just slightly browner than that, pull the cornbread out.  Run some more butter around the whole top (CAN’T HAVE TOO MUCH BUTTER, PEOPLE.  SING IT– well you know) and let it all sit for about fifteen minutes, or as long as you can possibly stand it.

7. Now, make sure you’ve invited either your best friends, your new neighbors, or someone you just really need to impress for your own personal satisfaction or professional gain, and…

SERVE and ENJOY!!

You can have this scrumptious cornbread with ice cream, or as a party appetizer with chips and mango salsa next on the table, or even as BREAKFAST!  Ha HAH!  Punky done gone did BREAKFAST for you!  How’s ZAT, people?

Just one more shot to tempt your tastebuds. WHACK! POW!

You can see why I couldn’t sleep with excitement!

wuv,
Sam

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