I'll confess that when I made this recipe, I felt like I was just going through the motions. As the official office birthday cake baker, I had a busy last week. I made two cakes and thirty or so cupcakes for my coworkers, as well as a couple dozen cupcakes for my mother's birthday! I'll share more about those sweet treats later. By the time TWD baking time rolled around, I wasn't particularly excited about corn muffins.
All of that ambivalence changed once I popped one of these babies in my mouth! These things are GOOD! I made tiny little mini muffins and served them alongside barbecued pork ribs and homemade baked potato chips. Going forward, these muffins will be a staple in my recipe rotation.
I threw a couple muffins on the dinner plate of my official taste tester, but I didn't tell him what they were. See, he's a believer that corn bread should be baked in an iron skillet with bacon grease. If I would have let him in on the secret he would have turned his nose up at my cute little muffins! I watched out of the corner of my eye as he took a couple of bites and eyed them suspiciously. He asked "is this some type of corn bread?" I was all innocence. "What?" "Why yes, yes they are. They're corn muffins! Aren't they cute?" He kind of snorted, ignored me for a while, cleaned his plate, and ate 4 or 5 more muffins. Eventually, he grudgingly gave them his seal of approval.
The bottom line? Try them! You'll like them! Check out the other TWD bakers here!