I wanted to make this recipe a few weeks ago, but started pouring ingredients and realized i did not have enough cornmeal. So it went on the back shelf for another day. I finally remembered to get the cornmeal last weekend, and since it is such a miserable day, i figured it would be the perfect time to make them. I found this recipe in November's edition of Canadian Living magazine.
Cornmeal Blueberry Muffins.
1/2 cup sugar.
1 tsp grated lemon zest.
1 cup cornmeal.
2/3 cup flour.
1/3 cup whole wheat flour.
4 tsp baking powder.
1/4 tsp salt.
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries.
1 cup milk.
1/3 cup oil.
In large bowl, rub sugar and lemon zest. Add cornmeal, flours, baking powder and salt, whisk together. Take 1 Tbsp of this mixture and blend with the blueberries. In another bowl, blend together oil, milk and egg. Combine with flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Fold in berries. Spoon into 12 lined muffin tins, bake at 400 F for about 20 minutes.
Once again, i used Halloween muffin liners because I forgot to pick up plain ones. Oops. They are on the list now! I made a few minor changes, I skipped the lemon zest and i used plain flour instead of whole wheat. They turned out very nice, a bit dry though.
I find my oven runs hot, so I only turned it up to 375. They baked nicely in the 20 minutes allotted. While they were baking, I made another treat. This one I have been seeing everywhere. All you do is take a square pretzel, sick a Hershey's hug or kiss on top, heat it in the oven to melt a bit and then add another pretzel.
I tried microwaving a few, but it really didn't work, so once the muffins were done I turned off the oven and stuck them in for a few minutes.
I might make a few more for Christmas, and there are a lot of variations I have seen out there, so I may try some of those as well.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!