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Food on Fridays Participants
- Cooking during Stolen Moments (Pork Fried Rice)
- Halala Mama (Cheap Chicken Enchiladas)
- My Practically Perfect Life (Handy Sandwich Pouch)
- Stretch Mark Mama (Strawberry Rhubarb Pie)
- Hoosier Homemade (Homemade Corn Dogs)
- Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch… (Crockpot Lasagna)
- Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker (French Toast Casserole)
- Newlyweds! (Chocolate Zucchini Cake)
- Cook with Sara (Frosty Coffee Pie)
- Feels Like Home (Chicken Salad)
- It’s Frugal Being Green (Food Matters: A Review)
- Scraps and Snippets (First Harvest)
Food on Fridays with AnnWednesday night I made soup and wanted a muffin to go along with it. The kids suggested cornbread muffins, but I lost my favorite cornbread muffin recipe a few years ago and have never found one I like as much.An Internet search turned up a few promising options, and my Twitter friends made some suggestions for substitutions. I didn’t have sour cream, for example, and someone suggested plain yogurt, which I had just purchased. For buttermilk, someone suggested making sour milk with a bit of vinegar in regular milk.So I made three different recipes and sampled them all, like I did one time for two blueberry muffin recipes.Here are the three recipes hyperlinked to the original source:Featherlight Corn Muffins Sour Cream Cornbread MuffinsPerfectly Moist Corn MuffinsSour Cream Cornbread Muffins are the six on the left in this photo; Featherlight Corn Muffins are the six on the right.Below is the rack of Perfectly Moist Corn Muffins:Taste rankings:Sour Cream Cornbread Muffins: #1 choice of The Boy, our youngest. #3 choice for my eldest and myself.Featherlight Corn Muffins: #1 choice of my eldest and myself. #2 choice for The Boy.Perfectly Moist Corn Muffins: #2 choice of my eldest and myself. #3 choice for The Boy.The others liked them all and stated no preference.Although we enjoyed these batches and I did have a preference, none of them was outstanding. Now, keep in mind I was substituting from what the original recipe recommended, so that could be the problem.But I’m still looking for a very simple, fairly moist (not dry or crumbly) cornbread muffin.Do you know where I can find such a recipe?
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Stretch Mark Mama says
For the most part, I tend to like the pre-packaged corn muffin mixes better than the homemade. Right now I use Jiffy and add about a Tbsp of sugar to the mix, because I married a southerner who likes sweet cornbread. But I used to be able to find a mix in a ‘bag,’ maybe it was Betty Crocker or something like that. Not sure.
Anyway, my recipe is similar to those you listed.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 whole egg — lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream (or yogurt)
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter — melted
In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine the egg, sour cream, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into a greased 8″ square baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. You can also bake in greased muffin tins for 15-18 minutes. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
One that is probably worth trying is this one, which has 1017 reviews and a 5-star rating: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grandmothers-Buttermilk-Cornbread/Detail.aspx
That recipe from allrecipes is the one I use (I usually cut the sugar down a bit) and I really like it! You’d just need to tweak the baking time if you do muffins =)
My youngest son had a State project this year, he did Nebraska and so I made corn muffins for that. They turned out really good.
Thanks for hosting!
YUM! I love corn muffins! I’m going to have to try the ones you posted…and I’ll be watching for more. 🙂 We actually really like the plain ole’ Jiffy corn muffin mix here, but my very *favorite* corn muffins are my dad’s jalapeno corn muffins! Not your traditional corn muffin, but oh, so good. Hmm. I may have to add jalapenos to the shopping list!
I am the same way about finding recipes. I search and try them until I find one I really like.
I have a recipe on my site for corn muffins…it’s the one we always use. Look under quick breads.
This just makes me want some butter, and you can’t beat that.
I miss you, Ann.
Oh, you all are so good to me–it seems that a second cornbread muffin bake-off may be in order, as I continue the search.
Many thanks to all visitors for comments and participation in Food in Fridays! I love popping around and checking out the creative dishes and stories.
I just finished the main part of VBS week. We have an evening program, then I’m going to sleep for three days. I will try to post reflections on VBS…
Have a great weekend!
Halala Mama says
1 Box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
1 Can Cream Style Corn
1/2 Stick of Butter Melted
approximately 1/4 cup of sour cream (optional)
Mix ingredients together and pour into a square baking pan.
Bake at 375 for about 45 minutes – just check to make sure it doesn’t get too brown.
Let sit – it’s good either slightly warm or cold.
Carrie Gordon says
I think adding some corn (frozen, fresh, canned) to whatever recipe makes them muffins more moist and more interesting.