RECIPE TITLE "Corn Muffins"
Source: The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Old-Fashioned Recipes From New York's Sweetest Bakery
Copyright © 1999 by Jennifer Appel and Allysa Torey
Makes 9 muffins --- easy
From Section One: Muffins, Buns, and Quick Breads
In pursuit of the perfect corn muffin, we think we've got the right proportion of ingredients that create a light, moist, and not-too-sweet version of this traditional breakfast favorite. Maybe that's why customers call them the best corn muffins in town!
1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease well 9 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, making a well in the center. Stir in the liquid ingredients until just combined, being careful not to overmix. The batter may be lumpy.
Fill the muffin cups about three-quarters full. Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden or a cake tester inserted into center of muffin comes out with moist crumbs attached. Do not overbake.
The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Old-Fashioned Recipes From New York's Sweetest Bakery
Appel and Torey are owners of the eponymous Manhattan bakery, which turns out the kind of white-cake treats that graced most tables decades ago. Retro deserts include Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake, made with Nabisco wafers, and Oatmeal, Raisin, Almond Cookies. These recipes are classics, with a few updated touches. Pecan Pie was handed down from a Texas grandmother; Magic Cookie Bars are packed with chocolate chips and coconut and sweetened with three cans of condensed milk. The unfortunately named Dump Cake is a throwback to old women's magazine recipes, consisting of cherry pie filling, canned pineapple, cake mix, pecans and butter. These super-sweet, mostly buttery items hark back to a pre-cholesterol eraAevidenced by Chocolate Chip, Peanut, Banana Loaf, which the authors describe as "healthy." A chapter on cheesecakes offers Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake and White Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake. A section of baking tips includes little new information for even novice cooks (e.g., advice such as measuring accurately and watching cookies carefully to guard against burning). The same can be said of this book as a whole: these recipes are good, if ordinary. (Nov.)
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