Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Corn Muffins

When my mother was a little girl, her grandmother needed to reupholster a chair. Her grandmother asked my mother, what fabric should she choose. My mother picked a leopard print. To this day, the chair still has that leopard print on it. My daughter loves it. Since it is Halloween, I decided to dress up my corn muffins in a wild cat print. Are you dressing up this year? Maybe in some leopard prints? My youngest daughter is dressing up as a singer. We are trying to get my son to dress up as Sulley from Monster, Inc. but so far he hasn't agreed. Both my daughters wore the costume so lets see if they can convince him.
Even if these corn muffins weren't made in a cool wrapper, they are delicious. They are a little sweet but not overbearing. They are the perfect accompaniment to a chili or soup. They are quick to make which is always the best when there is trick or treating that needs to be done.
Rather Rich Corn Muffins (24 muffins)
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 large eggs
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cornmeal plus extra for top
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 24 muffin cups in a cupcake tin.
  3. In a large bowl, add the butter, cream, and eggs.
  4. Add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt to the butter mixture. Mix until the ingredients are just combined and not lumpy.
  5. Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full.
  6. Sprinkle a little cornmeal on top of each muffin.
  7. Bake the muffins for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
Recipe adapted from The Pastry Queen cookbook by Rebecca Rather.
Did you already know...
-Monsters, Inc was released in 2001 by Disney Pixar.
-Sulley's full name is James P. Sullivan. 
-The movie grossed over $62 million opening weekend in the U.S. and grossed over $255 million in the U.S.

Happy Halloween! 

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