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cornbread muffins

November 10, 2009
cornbreadmuffin

cornbread muffin

Last night, immediately after dinner, I started the next day’s dinner.  I do not know what is wrong with me.

I marinated beef chunks in bay leaf, smashed garlic and a bottle of wine overnight in anticipation of making Ina Garten’s Parker’s Stew today.  But then I got all lazy today and didn’t brown the meat or vegetables and just threw everything in the slow cooker.   This was a mistake because the potatoes took FOREVER to cook.  Serves me right for not following Ina’s directions exactly.  Always listen to the Ina.

I had some Bob’s Red Mill cornmeal in the cupboard and decided to make cornmeal muffins to accompany the lazy stew.  Bob’s Red Mill is in Oregon and I love Oregon, so it all just makes sense, doesn’t it?

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me on cannon beach, oregon

Cornbread Muffins
-adapted from Epicurious

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup white flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
5 Tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butter spots in a muffin tin.  Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Split between muffin spots (mine ended up being five big muffins).  Bake x 15 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes and then take out.  I forgot to put the egg in it, but it didn’t seem to matter.  These were light and fluffy and just the thing to sop up the stew sauce.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jamie permalink
    November 10, 2009 7:01 pm

    The proximity of Oregon is one of the greatest parts about moving to the Lower Mainland. Well, that and the dirt cheap produce – 49 cents a pound for honeycrisp apples? We’re headed to Eugene this week, and Portland later this month.

  2. November 10, 2009 7:36 pm

    I love the bumper sticker: ‘keep Portland weird’. Have you ever been to Oregon Country Fair? Now that’s a real trip…

  3. Jamie permalink
    November 10, 2009 10:22 pm

    Just the Portland and Eugene Saturday markets. Those are fun!

    Portland and Eugene both have wonderful beer and pizza. I can’t wait.

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