Homemade Corn Muffin Recipe
Ever had corn muffin? They have a light and slightly creamy yet cakey taste. Goes well with almost anything. Can be eaten for breakfast with a light layer of butter spread on top, also great along with your Southern lunch or dinner, going great alongside BBQ ribs, fried chicken, collard greens, turkey, yams, mac and cheese and so many other southern dishes. One of the main homey foods from the South. Corn Bread is one of those things that really hit the spot; in the food world. Nothing better than making it from scratch. Here is how.
1/2 cup sour cream
2/3 cup milk
2 oz melted butter
1 cup cornmeal (preferred yellow)
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 oz of sugar
You will use muffin trays, if your muffin trays are 'Tefal' or nonstick which most muffin trays are, then you do not need to butter it. Buttering will only get it browned too fast and burn easily. without buttering it your muffins shouldn't stick and will come out golden.
Heat oven to 425F
In a bowl use a hand mixer or whisk and mix together 1/2 cup cornmeal, flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder together.Set aside.
In a small pot mix together your milk and the remainder of your cornmeal, cook on medium low heat and keep mixing until the mixture thickens significantly and is creamy. Set aside and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then use a whisk or hand mixer and mix in one at a time your butter, sour cream, sugar and eggs. Now with a wooden spoon add in your flour mixture from the bowl that was set aside Mix in well with spoon until all combined. Let batter rest for 5 min.
Spoon in your mixture into the muffin trays and place in the oven for 12 - 15 min or until golden and cooked all the way through. When toothpick is inserted in the center it comes out dry.
Once out of the oven serve hot with butter. Very delicious.
Tip: if you did not use butter as I suggested above to grease your muffin tray. Use a tablespoon and scoop your muffins out of the tray once cooled. Press the spoon along the edges of the tray to get underneath the muffin and pull upwards. Your muffins should pop out easily without breaking or sticking to the bottom.
From my kitchen to yours