Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TWD: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection is the Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins. I was happy to be making something that wasn't so sweet for a change. The selection was made by Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake. She'll have the recipe posted on her blog, and you'll also want to stop by her site to see all of the other fantastic treats she has posted.

I went into making this recipe expecting the final product to be pretty typical cornbread. I really like cornbread, so this thought excited me. However, as I added ingredients such as chili powder, jalapeno and red pepper, I knew it was going to be a bit different than basic cornbread. And WOW, it was very different than the cornbread you're probably used to.


I really loved how the flavors came together in this bread. The muffins had a tiny bit of a spicy kick and they tasted SO much better than any cornbread I've ever had. I REALLY enjoyed these and found them to be incredibly easy to make. I'll definitely be making these again - perhaps with a big bowl of chili next time. Yum!

18 comments:

Pamela said...

These were PERFECT with chili! Glad you enjoyed them.

Sabrina said...

I wasn't able to make these.. But I love anything with a kick. Yours look delicious!

Cathy said...

I'm so glad you liked these, Melissa! We thought they were great as well -- definitely not the same old boring corn bread!

Jessica said...

Your muffins look so good. I'm glad that you liked them too!

Karen said...

Your muffins look delicious! :)

chocolatechic said...

Your texture looks wonderful.

jillbert said...

They look beautiful! These were so good that I plan on making more tomorrow.

BAKE-EN said...

I loved these muffins too.

Jamie said...

We liked these too, yours look delicious!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked these. Your muffins look wonderful! Great job.

Leslie said...

I should have made mine spicier! Yours sound like they were so good!

Kristin said...

I too was happy to see a savory choice. I'm a bit sweet-ed out right now after the holidays! We had chili and it was awesome. Well done!!

Amy said...

Beautiful muffins! I may have to try it the savory way next time because now I feel like I'm missing out on something.

n.o.e said...

Your muffins look great, and I'm glad they were such a hit. We loved them also, and they were really really good with chili.
Nancy

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

These were SO good....nicely done!

Nazarina A said...

One can see the delightful crumb how yummy!

CB said...

Definitely make some with chili next time. I am not a cornbread or chili fan but put them together and I am a believer. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Jaime said...

glad you enjoyed this cornbread! i like mine with a kick!