Monday, November 09, 2009

Cheddar Corn Muffins with Jalapeno Butter

cheddar corn muffins

Today, I needed something easy to go with dinner. These were perfect. They come together quickly and are so, so good. Not at all dry, like cornbread can be, and the jalapeno butter is delicious.

jalapeno butter


cheddar corn muffins

Cheddar Corn Muffins with Jalapeno Butter
from Gourmet

For muffins:
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus 1 tablespoon, softened, for brushing muffin cups
2 cups cornmeal (preferably stone-ground)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup corn, thawed if frozen
1 1/4 cups well-shaken buttermilk (not powdered)
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups grated sharp Cheddar (5 1/4 ounces), divided

For jalapeño butter:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 fresh jalapeño, finely chopped, including seeds

Equipment: a muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups

Make corn muffins:
Preheat oven to 425°F with rack in middle. Brush muffin cups with softened butter.
Whisk together cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Whisk together corn, buttermilk, egg, and melted butter in another bowl, then stir into flour mixture until just combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese.
Divide batter among muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until puffed and golden-brown and a wooden pick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Turn out onto a rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Make jalapeño butter while muffins bake:
Stir together butter, jalapeño, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve with muffins.

note: mine only took about 15 minutes, so watch them!

28 comments:

  1. Perfect for soup/chili season. My hubs loves jalapenos in his cornbread. Thanks!

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  2. rock. on. !! i love this for a side dish.

    cheers,

    *heather*

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  3. Lovely Hannah! ... what kind of lens and camera do YOU use???
    SO beautiful.

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  4. how I love these. and now you've turned me on to jalapeno butter--never would have thought of that.

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  5. Absolutely delicious! These were a winner at the dinner table tonight!

    Mom

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  7. I love jalapenos, so this butter is perfect for me! These would be amazing with chili! YUM!

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  8. Just gorgeous. They are perfect to go with any soup or chili or by it's own.

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  9. WOW, I've been looking for a cornbread recipe to try for soooo long for Thanksgiving, this might be perfect! Looks delicious and love the new header too!

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  10. The perfect mate for chili and soup.. Looks great and cannot wait to make these!

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  11. Well now I'm really hungry! These sound great. I like to make jalapeno and cheese cornbread.. but this sounds like a great way for me to mix it up.

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  12. These look fantastic! Who doesn't love a quick and tasty muffin recipe?

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  13. I love the rustic, wholesome look of the food in these photographs. Beautiful.

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  14. OH YUM. those look amazing! love corn muffins!

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  15. A perfect combo! Those look delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  16. Sounds delicious. Love your photos. I am linking your blog to not loose it

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  17. you don't know how much it excites me to see that there's no sugar in your corn muffins--right on! and the butter sounds like an awesome and perfect topper. :)

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  18. Instantly added to my blogroll!
    Your blog is amazingly beautiful!


    :)
    xo

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  19. These look great! They would go really well with the chili I am making this week. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I've been abstaining from white flour for the past month, which has made me feel healthy but also really sad that I can't try most recipes on your blog. So I'm super excited to try these (and the butter!).

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  21. Your work is getting more beautiful. You should consider going to the International Food Photography Conference in Boston next time it happens. You belong there. It will be in June of 2011 I think, so start planning! :)

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  22. A fabulous recipe for cornbread! I love your photo- I wish I could pick one right off the page to go with my soup for lunch!

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  23. Those look delicious -- I love savory muffins. As always, your photos are beautiful.

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  24. thanks for another recipe, and congratulations on your one year. :)

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  25. Oh my they are so nice. I never tried corn muffins. This sounds so good.

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  26. i love the picture of the muffins! the focus is perfect! well done

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  27. Yum. Love cornbread and the jalapeno butter sounds perfect with it.

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  28. In a large bowl, whisk together the ateş ve su buz devri brown sugar, melted butter, flour and salt. Add in the eggs, maple syrup This dish is really amazing to eat.As there has been mixed many awesome ingredients kaktüs adam so it should be delicious for everyone.I would like to make this dish and will eat with my family.

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