These muffins go beautifully with the Black Bean Soup posted earlier today.
1 cup sifted flour
1 cup cornmeal, preferably stone ground
1 tablespoon sifted baking powder
1 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2/3 cup sour cream
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 large egg
1/3 cup finely diced fresh or canned jalapenos
1/3 cup finely diced green onions or scallions
1/3 cup drained canned corn kernels
1 3/4 cups finely grated sharp Cheddar cheese
Melted butter or liquid bacon fat for greasing muffin tins
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, pepper flakes, salt and cumin, and blend well.
In a separate mixing bowl, add the sour cream, honey and milk, and blend well with a wire whisk. Beat in the melted butter and egg.
Add the liquid ingredients to the cornmeal mixture and blend well. Add the chilies, green onions, corn and cheese. Blend thoroughly.
Grease the inside of eight half-cup muffin tins. Spoon equal portions of the batter into each greased tin. The batter may be a bit higher than the top of the tins.
Place in the oven and bake 25 minutes. Ideally, these muffins are best eaten hot, fresh from the oven.
Yield: Eight muffins
- Black Bean Soup With Honey (romancingthebee.com)