Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TWD: Corniest Corn Muffins



Jill of My Next Life picked Corniest Corn Muffins for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie bakealong.





I added about 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro and 1/2 tsp dried chipotle powder. Not being a cornbread fan, these muffins were surprisingly better than I expected. I loved how the cilantro gave a burst of color with the kernels of corn peeking through. The texture from the juicy kernels against the soft, fluffy muffin was really pleasant. The chipotle gave these slightly sweet muffins a nice kick. Next time I might add some chopped jalapenos and grated cheese too. Check out Jill's blog or Dorie's Book, Baking: From my home to yours, for the recipe!

19 comments:

Abby said...

Hi Tia! Thanks for visiting my blog! I wanted to mentioned that on the Red Lobster biscuits the directions indicated you should brush the melted butter and parsley on after baking but I mixed it right in with the dough and baked it in :)

Flourchild said...

Nice additions for a little kick! Your muffins look great! im gla dyou liked them!

Jessica said...

Very nice! I might have to make your version at a summer BBQ -- sounds perfect!

cindy said...

I like your additions--cilantro improves most everything. Cheese also sounds like a great addition.

Peggy said...

I bet the cilantro was delicious in these. I really liked these muffins, but of course I love all cornbread of any kind.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Yum! Love your add-ins. I added in grated cheddar and green chiles. So good! :)

jill said...

You had my favorite add-ins! I can't wait to try those! Yours look delicious. Thanks for baking with me.

Kayte said...

Your additions sound wonderful and the green is so pretty in there! I wish I had thought to make some of mine in wrappers so they would be more portable for guys on the run to grab! Great job on these, always fun to find something you didn't think you liked would be something you did!

Spike said...

I like the add ins. I bet cheese would be great in these too

Amber Marie said...

These look great! The cilantro sounds like a great addition!

Jules Someone said...

Bacon jam! http://www.notquitenigella.com/2009/10/08/bacon-jam-your-wildest-dreams-come-true/

My only tip is to take the onion and garlic out of the bacon fat instead of mixing it in with the rest of the stuff. You'll see what I mean. ;-)

Jacque said...

Your spice additions sound perfect. Will have to try something like that next time. Yummy!

TeaLady said...

Like the idea of cilantro. Would add some great 'kick' to these.

Judy said...

Pretty, pretty muffins! The herbs sound like a great addition.

Leslie said...

I love the cilantro and chipotle powder idea! They look amazing!

Katrina said...

Your muffins look great. I like the addition of cilantro and chipotle.

Cakelaw said...

I love the addition of the cilantro - I have a bunch of it in the fridge, and now I ask, "Why didn't I think of that?"

TeaLady said...

MMMMM!! cilantro and chili powder. Besides tasting good they are so pretty with the color additin.

Clivia said...

Cilantro sounds like an excellent addition!