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!
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!