The success of the Homemade English Muffins, had me wanting to explore the Bread Baker’s Apprentice even more. It being winter (a relative term in Southern California), a dinner of Chili and Cornbread seemed like a good idea. The BBA cornbread is no Jiffy Mix cornbread though. It takes 2 days to make and has a special ingredient full of win. Yes, the love of hipsters from SE Portland to Williamsburg, Brooklyn…Bacon!
The night before baking, I started a soaker of polenta and buttermilk. After soaking overnight the rest of the ingredients are mixed together and crumbled on top, 10 slices of thick cut bacon.