1 or 2 chopped jalapeño peppers, depending on how hot you like it.
Preheat oven to 200°C degrees and grease and lightly flour a 20cm square baking tin and set aside.
Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, spices and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
In another bowl, whisk melted butter, brown sugar, and maple together until smooth. Then, whisk in the egg and milk until incorporated. Pour the wet ingredients as well as the grated cheese into the dry ingredients and combine, do not over mix.
Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for 20 min or until golden brown on top and cooked through with crispy edges.
Cool before slicing and serve with butter and desired condiments alongside your main meal.