Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TWD: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins

Note 3:14 pm, 1/13/09: Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake picked the corn muffins for this week and has the recipe on her post.

This Tuesday we made Dorie's Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins. I do not like spicy foods, so I was scared of these for the 1.5 teaspoons of chile powder and the entire jalapeno pepper they had in them. But I soldiered on and, boy, am I glad I did.


Pretty! Note: there should be flecks of red in there, too, but my grocery store didn't have any red bell peppers, so I got a green one. These would be quite festive with the red, green and yellow (corn kernels) flecks. Mine were only moderately festive.


I worried in vain. These were so good...SO GOOD. I ate 4 of them...maybe 5. Mine were slightly crisp on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. I like a sweeter corn bread but the peppers and corn in here made these more than just corn bread, and I didn't miss the extra sweetness I usually need.
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I paired these with Kim Bensen's Bean Chili. It's healthy and so easy to throw together quickly; fairly inexpensive, too. Its also forgiving as it sat 40 minutes or so instead of 20 while it waited on me to make the muffins. Hubs commented that it was quite tasty which he didn't expect of something that came together so quickly and largely from cans.
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Make these muffins! They are easy and yummy!

13 comments:

bv said...

Can I just tell you how very much I love you?! You make me hungry and I am so glad that you posted the stuff you sent...I was far to impatient to take any pics so I am diong a serious rip off job!!!

Have a great Tuesday!!! xoxo

chocolatechic said...

I didn't add the spices, but we found them to be delicious even without the spice.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks good! i think they are perfectly festive!

pinkstripes said...

I soooo glad you tried them with spices and everything. They were really good.

Banjo said...

Great job they look terrific!

Jennifer said...

It's funny that you mention the lack of red bell pepper, my muffins were red and green, but my store only had red jalapeno's, so I had to do red for those and green for the bell pepper...
Anyway, they look delicious even without the red!

Rebecca said...

So glad you took a chance on these! "Moderately festive" cracked me up.

Leslie said...

I'm so glad you stuck with the recipe and were pleasantly surprised!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

I opted for the plain version, but yours look beautiful! Nice job!

Cathy said...
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Cathy said...

Hi there -- I always love to see a TWD post from you! Your moderately festive muffins look great! They would be raging party muffins for someone else. Isn't it great when a recipe surpasses your expectations?

[P.S. the "delete" above this was me -- I noticed a typo and it would have bugged me all day.]

Teanna said...

I think they are festive, even without the red bell peppers! Great job!

Jennifer said...

I like sweet corn bread, too, all part of the sweet tooth thing, I guess, but I've been told that's a northern thing.
(Oh, and I'm glad someone else didn't just eat one or two! I don't get those people with such will power!)