Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TWD: Corn Muffins

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I made these muffins right after I found out our TWD schedule even though I didn't have any of the add-ins so I could use my new pan! I've never had corn or undessert-like muffins before so I wasn't sure what to expect. These were rough, gritty and dry, kind of tasteless except with a hit of canned corn flavour. It was my fault for omitting all the 'savoury' components though..kind of like like cooking without spices, but I still didn't enjoy the pebbly texture. I tried to like them though, eating 7 of my mini rock like muffins to prove it because I feel bad for not eating the bad stuff... everything deserves attention, right?!

Flip them around and now we have mini muffins! Isn't it great when there are 2 uses for the same pan, what a great value.. haha.

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Thanks to Ezra of Ezra Pound Cake for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her blog and in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours. Don't forget to checkout the TWD Blogroll!

25 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you didn't like these! But I had the same experience with making the TWD pumpkin muffins in a "cute" pan ... everyone else raved about them except me. Maybe small muffins aren't as good as big ones? Though I want, want, want this pan. Williams-Sonoma?

    If you don't want to eat these, I think you should put some varnish on these, pile them in a basket, and use them as permanent table decoration. They're GORGEOUS!

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  2. I love the little guys! So cute!

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  3. Cute! With more sugar as Dorie suggests in the side note, these are WONDERFUL!! I imagine they would be bland without the add-ins.

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  4. Sorry you didn't love these, Steph. I am thinking that maybe the corniest corn muffins are the way to go when you are going plain, and this recipe benefits from the add-ins. Oh well -- it was a great chance to test-drive that new pan, and they look adorable!

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  5. these look cute though even though you didn t like the taste of these :)

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  6. Cornmeal is definitely an acquired taste because of the "grittiness." My mom and brother don't like them, but my dad and I do. I used frozen sweet corn because I hate canned corn. Don't know if that would make enough difference for you to like them?? Oh well. There's always the berry cake next week! (which I'm skipping out on, btw. Too cheap to buy fresh berries this time of year.)

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  7. Cool! That sounds like a neat pan you've got there. Sorry you didn't like them, but I give you credit for trying and eating them anyway!

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  8. Too bad you didn't like them, but at least you were able to use your new pan.

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  9. Cute and now I need that pan!
    Sorry you didn't like them.

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  10. Aww how dinky and cute! The heart and rose shapes are my favourites. Sorry to read you didnt like them though :( Still, I think the great pan makes up for it!

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  11. **Just as a heads up: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I'm stressed already) - PLEASE know that I'm still loyally reading, but just won't have time to comment. I hope you understand!!

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  12. Oh, yuck! What a bad experience. Hope next week's recipe works out better for you.

    I just got that pan for Christmas. Good to know it's more versatile than I'd thought.

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  13. Thanks for the info on Le Gourmet Chef! I think there's one at the Prime outlet mall near me ... I'll go check it out.

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  14. Too bad you didn't like these! I love you muffinshapes!

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  15. I'm sorry they didn't rock your boat, but they are the CUTEST! I've never been a big fan of corn muffins either.

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  16. Sorry you didn't like these, but they do look adorable as minis!

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  17. Well at least you found out that the pan ROCKS! And the rocks - er, muffins - don't...
    There are a million recipes that will taste delicious in that pan, no doubt. I got this ridiculous pan for tiny kugelhopf shaped cakes that I've got to test out sometime soon.
    Nancy

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  18. I ADORE the muffin shapes! I went the plain route, too, and I LOVED them. You did a very nice job...so creative!

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  19. Sorry these didn't work out for you...but they are so darn cute! Can't wait to see other yummies made in this great pan!

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  20. Ha! I love all of the varieties of shapes to your muffins! Sorry you weren't such a fan, though!

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  21. Sorry you didn't like these - all the add ins are what gave them great flavor. Cute muffys tho.

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  22. Oh is that the pan you got for Christmas? I think I remember that. They are adorable, cute little guys. Great job..... who needs add ins anyway. right?
    AmyRuth

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