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:@)


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

  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!

  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!

  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. :))

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

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

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

  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.

  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,

  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 :)

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

  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!

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

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

  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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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.


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

  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.

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

  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!

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

  27. It certainly looks so good and yummy!

  28. I love cornbread, this sounds yummy!


  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!

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

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

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

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

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


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