1cup2 sticks unsalted butter, melted, plus extra to grease the pan
8ouncesextra-sharp cheddar, grated, divided
1cupchopped dill pickles
6slicesbacon cooked, crumbled
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking pan.
Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and butter. With a wooden spoon, stir the wet ingredients into the dry until most of the lumps are dissolved. Don't overmix! Mix in 2 cups of the grated cheddar, pickles and bacon; and allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Pour batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheddar. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and cut into large squares; serve!