Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TWD: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins

After seeing posts from this group all over the blog-world, finally the TWD (Tuesdays With Dorie) group was open to new members to celebrate their one year anniversary.  I'm in!  :)  This group takes a recipe from the book Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan and posts about it each Tuesday.

My theory is that by doing this I will be spreading my wings and learn more about baking.  You really can teach an old dog new tricks!
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This week's recipe is Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins.  Keith and I both like hot (read that as spicey) foods and since these muffins have a southwestern flair I knew we'd enjoy them.  The batter contains a bit of chili powder, some chopped jalapeno, chopped red pepper, chopped fresh cilantro and corn.  After mixing the batter I had to take the bowl into the living room and have Keith smell it - it was that good.

These muffins were wonderful with just the right amount of kick to them.  In fact, we both were enamored enough that they will go into our normal rotation now.  And I will admit that I was a little worried serving these to Keith since he's not a fan of any kind of cornbread.  The fact that he liked these tells a lot about how good they are.

And now I have a confession to make - this morning I found the frozen corn package still in the microwave.  I HAD FORGOTTEN TO ADD THE CORN!!!  So...I'm here to tell you that these are fabulous even when you don't follow the recipe exactly!

And these muffins go absolutely perfect sitting alongside a bowl of taco soup.  Dinner was a huge success last night!

Good times....

18 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I can't handle 'kicky' food, but these were great.

Welcome to TWD.

Teanna said...

Welcome to TWD! Your muffins look great!

spike. said...

Glad you liked the muffins. Welcome to TWD

Leslie said...

Glad these worked out for you in spite of forgetting the corn. Welcome to TWD!!

Danielle said...

I am glad you liked them. They were very tasty with a nice bowl of chili!

Lovin Hello Kitty said...

oh good, thought it was only me that couldn't see the pictures! they sound yummy but might be a little to spicey for me but I'm sure I can tone it down a bit!

Gabe's Girl said...

Welcome to the club! I, too, joined TWD to push my baking evelope, or rolling pin. I am also from Texas! Will visit your site often! Way to go.

Rebecca said...

Welcome to TWD! The corn in the microwave sooo sounds like something I would do. You'll fit in just fine here.

pinkstripes said...

Welcome to TWD! I'm glad you liked the muffins even without the corn.

Marthe said...

Welcome to TWD! Good to hear you liked these, I loved them too!!

Carla said...

Welcome to TwD! I would say your muffins look great, but as you noted, your pictures aren't showing. I can visualize though lol

Kaitlin said...

Welcome to the group! I thought the corn didn't add much to the recipe, so maybe it was for the best that you forgot it. Glad you liked these!

Kristin said...

Welcome to TWD! I too forgot to add the corn! They were still delicious anyway! Great job on the muffins.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

I agree that these were wonderful! You did a beautiful job!

Pamela said...

WELCOME to TWD! Glad you enjoyed the muffins, even if you forgot the corn! Great job.

Loni said...

So every tuesday you make something... hmmm perfect time for us to visit *wink*
that looks super good.

Renna said...

Those look delicious! To think, I was going to make jalepeno corbread to go with tonight's pot of beans, but decided against it when I discovered I was out of corn. I should've just winged it, but who knew? ;-Þ

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