3tablespoonschopped green onionswhite and green parts, plus extra for garnish, 3 scallions (reserve mostly greens for the garnish)
2-3tablespoonsseeded and minced fresh jalapeno peppersabout 2 medium
2medium sized jalapenossliced into 9 round coins, seeds removed, for garnish
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream, honey, eggs, and melted butter. With a wooden spoon, stir the wet ingredients into the dry until moistened. Do not overmix!
Gently fold in 2 cups of grated Cheddar, green onions and jalapenos. Let the mixture rest on the counter for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the microwave and coat the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch baking dish or a 10-inch oven safe skillet.
Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle with remaining grated cheddar and jalapeno slices.
Pour batter into prepared pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with remaining grated Cheddar and extra chopped greens from the onions.
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool and cut into large squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Control the heat by adding more of less jalapeno to the batter.