Recipe: Hotel Condon corn bread

(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Dear SOS: I had the most wonderful corn bread at the Hotel Condon in Condon, Ore. Is it possible to get the recipe?

Bea Nash

Gold Beach, Ore.

Dear Bea: This corn bread is packed with flavor. It is made with cheese and chopped chiles and is finished with a drizzle of honey. And it’s large enough to bake for company -- each recipe makes a 10-inch round.


Hotel Condon corn breadTotal time: 1 hour, plus cooling timeServings: 16Note: Adapted from chef Gail Stanfield of the Hotel Condon in Condon, Ore.3 eggs1 (15-ounce) can creamed corn 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 2/3 cup sugar1 cup (4.25 ounces) flour1 cup cornmeal, not stone-ground3 tablespoons baking powder1 small (4-ounce) can diced green chiles, drained1 cup grated Mexican cheese blend3 tablespoons honey, or as desired (up to 1/3 cup)1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs. Whisk in the creamed corn, then the melted butter. Whisk in the sugar until fully combined.2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal and baking powder. Slowly whisk the flour mixture into the large bowl until combined. Fold in the diced chiles and cheese until combined.3. Spoon the mixture into a greased 10-inch round cake pan (with 3-inch walls) and smooth the top of the batter.4. Bake until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool the bread for 15 minutes on a rack.5. Invert the bread onto a platter and “frost” with the honey. Cool completely, then cut and serve.Each of 16 servings: 190 calories; 5 grams protein; 23 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 9 grams fat; 5 grams saturated fat; 61 mg. cholesterol; 4 grams sugar; 420 mg. sodium.