Monday, March 07, 2011

TWD: Corniest Corn Muffins

It's a rare day when I post a savory recipe on this here blog. I think this is literally only the 3rd or 4th non-dessert to be posted since this blog started lo these many years ago. And one of the previous times was another TWD cornbread recipe!
The truth is, I don't have a clearly defined reason for focusing just on desserts. I like cooking all kinds of things. I like eating all kinds of things. I certainly like having a balanced diet where sweets do not comprise 99% of my intake, all blog appearances to the contrary. But for some reason, I most enjoy photographing and writing about desserts, and since I already struggle to carve out time for my personal blog, it always seems to make the most sense to do what's most fun.

With all of that being said, these "Corniest Corn Muffins" we made this week were sort of like a sweet in disguise. The original recipe called for 6 tbsp of sugar for 12 muffins (I only got 10 out of the batch) and I reduced that by half so they wouldn't be too jarringly sweet. I also added chopped thyme and rosemary and used fire-roasted corn from TJ's to make them a little more savory.

Served with black bean chili, these corn muffins were amazing! Moist inside, with that crispity crackly crust that's so good for dipping in soups. I loved the addition of the fresh herbs, and think next time I might add some grated pepper jack as well.

The recipe can be found on Jill's blog, My Next Life. And with that, I leave you with the greatest cinematic mention of cornbread, ever.

P.S. I got a few questions last week on the Pot de Creme post about where I got those cute little white cups. They're darling, right? Unfortunately I got them at a thrift store a few months ago, so I'm not much use in helping other people find them. I've actually had great luck finding beautiful glassware at various thrift stores for really cheap--each of those white cups was 39 cents each! If anyone is ever in Pasadena, Acts Thrift Store on Hill & Locust has the absolute best selection of kitchen stuff in the area!


  1. THey look really good - the brown edges... mmm!!!

  2. I love your basket full of muffins. Very pretty! And the bowl of chili looks like it was the perfect accompaniment. We really liked these.

  3. Nice looking muffins, especially with chili. I'll have to look for that thrift store the next time I'm in Pasadena.

  4. I love your 30 Rock clips so much, I want to take them back behind the middle school and get them pregnant!
    Seriously though, you're the coolest. Your blog always makes me hungry.

  5. these would be good with chili. But they were also good just baked and toasted with lots of butter. Baske of muffins looks delish!

  6. Wow, delicious, thanks for sharing this one I will try this one for breakfast. This recipe helps remind me of a recipe I tried before called corn muffin recipe.