From their bakery just south of Boston, Effie's makes some of my all-time favorite crackers to pair with cheese, including these corncakes. Drawing inspiration from traditional American recipes, like cornmeal flatbreads and johnnycakes, the corncakes are light and crunchy with deep cornbread flavor that's balanced between sweet and salty. And then in the finish, there's a hint of anise that serves to heighten the buttery, sweet corn flavor.
They're an ideal candidate to serve alongside cheese, especially traditional American cheeses like Dry Jack or Cheddar, maybe with some fresh fruit like apples or grapes. Try them crumbled on chili or chicken tortilla soup. Grind them up and mix with a little melted butter for a new take on a crumble crust for cheesecake or ice cream pie. Or nibble on them straight from the bag, maybe with a cup of tea.