Chilebrown at home

Saturday, July 19, 2008


These are the Magic words of summer. How can you beat a vine ripe tomato paired with a crisp wedge of lettuce and some sweet,smoky bacon. I am going to try. I am going to make a BLT Chilebrown style. I will not deviate from the classic very much. My version will have some home made corn bread and some home smoked bacon.The tomatos will be from the garden. Let's start with the bread.


  1. 1 1/2 cup of water
  2. 1 tablespoon yeast
  3. 2 tablspoons honey
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup of corn flour
  6. 1 ear of corn shucked and sliced off of cob
  7. 3 cups of flour
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  10. 1 egg for wash

Let yeast proof in warm water. I used a food processor. I added all the rest of the ingredients and let the food processor do its magic. It is a sticky dough. Place in another bowl and let rise for 1 1/2 hour. Place in well oiled loaf pan and let rise for another hour or until the bread rises above the loaf pan. This can take more than an hour, so just be patient.Wash top of loaf with beaten egg. Bake in a 350 oven for approx 50 minutes. Remove pans from loaf pan and let cool on a rack.

I I took a cup of Mayonnaise and added a teaspoon of home made Chipotle en Adobo. I fried the bread with a tablespoon of butter on a grill. I used some chilled iceberg lettuce and a heaping tablespoon of chipotle mayonnaise. I topped it off with a couple of pieces of home made bacon I think this this is the best BLT in my world.!!!!


cookiecrumb said...

Oh, I cried! So, so beautiful.

(Is your recipe for TWO loaves, BTW? Sounds like a lot of flour.)

Zoomie said...

We're having BLTs today, too, but with turkey added.

Chilebrown said...

You are right CookieCrumb. The secretary/editor had the day off. The recipe has been corrected to one less cup of flour. It is still a big loaf. I have a big loaf pan. I just had another sandwich for dinner. Oh Boy!!!!

meathenge said...

Holy crap! That's awesome, and a Dang to go with it.

I just had a chocolate bar, am fricken hungry.


Owen said...

you put sugar in your cornbread!? obviously a heathen.

on the other hand making your own bacon elevates you to the level of a deity so all is forgiven.

beautiful maters too

Chilebrown said...

Owen, it was actually honey and it was gathered locally by a family friend. I like my cornbread on the sweet side. I used corn flour instead of corn meal to have more of a bread consistency.
I have not been called a heathen for a long time. Thanks for the compliment!!!!!