Monday, December 8, 2008

Corn and Black Bean Muffins

Ever heard of Dorie Greenspan? She is the queen of the baking world. I don't think anyone makes more wonderful food than she does. Around the internet, you might seen an occasional blog that has an entry titled, "Tuesdays with Dorie." Yeah, she even has her own baking day of the week. She is just that big.

This is her recipe for corn muffins. I changed a thing or two, but it is mostly hers. Listen to me, I talk about her like we are friends or something. Anyways, I served these with some awesome meat loaf and roasted carrots.

These muffins are incredibly moist and buttery. The buttermilk gives them their softness. I added a grind of black pepper to the tops of my muffins before they went into the oven. It gave the muffins the slightest hint of spice.

2 cup flour
2 cup cornmeal
6 tablespoons sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cup buttermilk
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
6 Tbsp olive oil
2 large egg
2 large egg yolk
1 15 oz. can corn
1 15 oz. can black beans

Set oven to 400°F. Spray two 12 muffin pans, or fit the molds with paper muffin cups.

Working in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a large glass measuring cup with a spout or in another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, oil, egg and yolk. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and, with a rubber spatula, gently stir to blend. Stir in the corn kernels.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin molds. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Pull the pan from the oven and carefully lift each muffin out of its mold and onto a rack to cool.


Maria said...

Perfect for soup, chili, or snacking!

Becky said...

i heart dorie and love this cookbook.

i've made her corn muffins that add red pepper, jalepeno and cilantro.

i should try these!


Emily said...

YES Dorie is the queen of the baking world! I love that you added blackbeans! These sound so good! Add another baking goal to my list (my #2 goal this Christmas is to make your gingerbread Ice Cream!) They look so good!

Short Stop said...

Oh my word! These look absolutely fantastic! I love Mexican and these would be perfect with so many dishes that I love. Will definitely be trying them!

I love your blog. I love finding other foodies!