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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cooking Magazine Challenge-Corn Bread Bites

Hi everyone, Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Today I'm joining Suzy at Kitchen Bouquet for her Cooking Magazine Challenge, pick a recipe, make it and let everyone know what you think about it!
We're having chili today, isn't that a rule or something? Super Bowl Sunday=Chili:@)
So I'm making a recipe from Martha Stewart Living, the April 2010 issue
Corn Bread Bites, they should be made in a mini muffin pan.
Hope you love it if you try it!
Corn Bread Bites
1 C AP flour
1 C cornmeal
1/4 C plus 2 Tblsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 C buttermilk (I added 1 Tblsp vinegar to 1 C milk, let sit for 5 minutes)
1 egg
1/4 C safflower oil (I used veggie oil)

Flavor Combinations (makes enough for 1 cup or 1/3 of the batter):
Orange-Rosemary - 1/4 tsp grated orange zest, 1/4 tsp finely chopped Rosemary, 1/4 tsp pepper
Jalapeño-Cheddar - 3/4 tsp finely chopped jalapeño, 1/4 C plus 2 Tblsp grated cheddar cheese
Carmaelized Onion-Bacon - 2 Tblsp caramelized onion, 1 1/2 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a 12 cup mini muffin tin or coat with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together first 6 ingredients.
  3. Combine the rest, add to dry, mix until just combined. 
  4. Divide into three batches and add the flavor combinations.
  5. Fill tins 3/4 full with batter. Bake until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean, approx 12 minutes.
  6. Transfer to wire rack, let cool for 5 minutes, turn out muffins. Repeat until all the batter is used.

My Notes:
  • I chose to make this in my 10" cast iron skillet "Big Red"! I let Big Red heat up with the oven, then added about a Tblsp of butter and let that coat the pan. Took about 22 minutes to bake in the skillet.
  • I made the Jalapeño-Cheddar version because I thought that would go best with my chili. Increased the measurements for a whole batch. (I think that orange-Rosemary version would be amazing though!)
  • You can really smell the cheese as it comes out of the oven.
  • This is very good, it's sweet, and the crust is amazing! I would add more jalapeño the next time, but it seems like the perfect amount of cheese. I would make this again:@)http://kitchenbouquet.blogspot.com/2011/02/great-cooking-magazine-challenge.html

34 comments:

  1. oooh now this is right up our alley, as I'm watching snow fall down yet one more time!

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  2. Mmmmm, I love cornbread, and nothing goes better with chili than cornbread! I'll jot this one down, because although the Jiffy mix that I always use is OK, I'd love to try making them from scratch. I bet it tastes heavenly!

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  3. Thanks so much for joining in with the Challenge! I added your link to today's post - this one was just a Flashback to a previous challenge. I like my cornbread in an iron skillet too. The crust is so much better! No chili here today - lots of finger foods but it does sound good! Thanks also for the nudge to throw out the challenge!

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  4. We LUV cornbread...:)
    Wish I had known of this meme ....I just can't seem to get them ALL together. :)))
    Thanks for the great recipe.
    I am sooo ready for your party. :))

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  5. This looks delicious!I love a good cornbread! I always make mine in my cast iron skillet.

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  6. mmm! I love cornbread and that bacon version sounds perfect!

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  7. I love cornbread and your variations sound interesting. The bacon version would be right up my husband's alley :)

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  8. We love cornbread. If I had some cheddar in the house I would make this for the game. WE have a whole Tex-Mex thing going today since the game is in Texas.

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  9. Wonderful Lynn, I would make the Jalapeño-Cheddar version too. One of our favorite restaurants serves this in a basket while you wait for your food and "I SWEAR" I go there for the basket of Jalapeno cornbread! Thanks for the recipe So Much!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  10. Superbowl chili and cornbread sounds like a wonderful treat for today's big game. This sounds like a wonderful recipe and now you really have me curious about the taste of the orange rosemary version :)

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  11. I saw some pigs yesterday at a store. Willl be posting soon. Thought about you of course.

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  12. Cornbread is wonderful! We have it regularly here.
    It also makes a splendid breakfast the next day, with a little butter and syrup! (if it's plain cornbread, that is.)
    Have a great day!

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  13. Cornbread was favorite growing up. This recipe sounds yum. This was also a good idea for a party.
    Sherry

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  14. Hello Lynn,
    I have never eaten that but it looks so yummy.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  15. Yum! I love cornbread...and this recipe sounds wonderful! Like you, I always use my iron skillet. I don't think you can get the same texture without it! And...doesn't everyone have chili for the Superbowl? Happy game watching!...Debbie

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  16. The cheesy version sounds perfect with chili. Like you, I don't know that I could forego making it an iron skillet--the crust is the best part! Happy Super Sunday!

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  17. Looks good. Funny, I never make cornbread with chili! I would leave out the peppers for sure!

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  18. Boy this looks good. We had cornbread today also. Enjoy, we are watching the game now. Hugs, Ginger

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  19. I love it when a Home Cook makes something we see in the magazines and honestly tells us what they think. This looks really good.

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  20. Looks fantastic! I'd have picked the jalapeno with cheese, too! Perfect with chili!

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  21. I'm a southern girl (just got transplanted to the midwest) and cornbread is one of my favorites. I love it any style--even with cracklins!! We had hamburgers as our Super Bowl meal. Our team didn't win. In fact, our team didn't even play!! It was still fun.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  22. Hi Lynn,
    OH that looks like it turned out wonderfully!
    And WooHoo the Packers are the Superbowl Champions!
    Cindy

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  23. Beautiful Lynn! I'm going to serve the mini version at a housewarming in a couple of weeks. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  24. Nothing is better with a spicy bowl of chili than homemade cornbread. Making little mini's is a great idea.

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  25. Oh Yum! I have made my cornbread with the jalepenos and cheese before and really like it. And I have used bacon in them but, I have to try the orange and rosemary. That sounds awesome!

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  26. perfect, lynn. delish. sending hugs before i go. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo sheilo [my new moniker]

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  27. It certainly looks so good and yummy!

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  28. I love cornbread, this sounds yummy!

    Katherine

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  29. Oh I have to try this recipe with buttermilk...which I love using!
    ...and dig out my cast iron!
    nothing like those ole pans!
    ~Maria

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  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog...come on back any time!

    The corn bread looks delicious...now the big question...did the right team win the Super Bowl?! :)

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  31. Dontcha love a good challenge?! I just donated pristine Gourment mags to my local library. I should've given them to you!

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  32. I thought I commented on Sunday, but my post is missing. We love corn bread, and cast iron is best!

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  33. This sounds great! I love corn bread with chili and your combinations sound delicious, especially the jalapeno-cheddar!

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