Tuesday, January 13, 2009
TWD - Savoury Corn & Pepper Muffins
The TWD recipe for this week was chosen by Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake and is savoury corn and pepper muffins. These were almost like little cornbread muffins – a mixture of plain flour and cornmeal, studded with kernels of corn and red pepper. There was a good dash of chilli powder as well, but I paired that down to just ½ tsp as the chilli powder I have is pretty hot. There was also jalapeno peppers in it, but they are pretty hard to find here.
These muffins were yummy, hot straight from the oven, but I didn’t like them as much once they had cooled down – I found them a little crumbly, which is often the case when I make things with cornmeal. I also added more corn that Dorie’s recipe had – I think I put about ¾ cup in, but I could easily have put in more to give the muffins a bit more interest. I think some cheese would have been nice too.
I think my feeling about these muffins is that they are ok – I don’t think I would make them again. They are also pretty un-photogenic, which may be one of the reasons why they are not photographed in Dorie’s book!
See whether the other TWDers liked them here.