Hot Honey Ramp Cornbread
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup grass-fed butter
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, use more if needed
2 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup Local Roots honey (1 T should be Mike's Hot Honey)
2 cup Local Roots ramps lightly sauteed
1 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
1. Whisk in cornmeal to the buttermilk and leave it to rest for 10 mins or till you prepare other ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Clean and chop the ramps thoroughly - use bulb and leaves. Heat a large saute pan to medium and coat the bottom with 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the ramps and cook them until they are slightly brown or sauteed.
3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add the whisked eggs, one at a time. Add the melted butter, honey, sugar and cornmeal/buttermilk mixture and mix until smooth.
4. Add the flour mixture and stir until combined and then gently stir in the corn kernels, mixing them until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
5. Grease two tablespoons butter in a 8 or 10 inch round cake pan (you can also use a cast-iron skillet). Pour in the batter, spreading it evenly and sprinkle the sauteed ramp evenly over the top. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cornbread is firm and springing (the baking time will depend on the size and type of pan) and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes before slicing it into squares or wedges. Serve immediately with additional hot honey.Recipe inspired by Food52