Rosemary Corn Muffins

Few months back, I went shopping at Mustafa and bought a packet of whole wheat flour and a yellow corn flour. I've been wanting to bake some corn muffins and found a recipe from Martha Stewart website. Then I realised the recipe called for cornmeal, not cornflour. Oh dear! I thought cornmeal = cornflour. On second thought, I think I've seen cornmeals before. They are coarser and I believe it would be nicer when added to muffins. I was also surprised to find that the whole wheat flour is actually unprocessed. It has a very strong wheat smell and it's cream in colour instead of our usual bleached white colour.

Anyway, I decided to go ahead with the recipe. I used dried rosemary instead of fresh ones as that was the only herbs I have at the moment. I changed the recipe slightly. Surprisingly, it turned out quite good. The taste of the dried rosemary was very subtle. In fact, when it's placed in a container, the fragrance that arised was actually rosemary! I would think, fresh rosemary will stand out more if used. I shall try with cornmeal and fresh rosemary...if I can remember next time! :)

Recipe for Rosemary-Corn Muffins from Martha Stewart Website.

Makes 20 regular muffins

125g Plain flour
160g Yellow cornflour
70g Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Dried rosemary
125g Corn kernels, plus more for topping
245g Buttermilk
1 Large egg, lightly beaten
55g Vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan oven).
2. Line the muffin trays with paper cups.
3. Whisk flour, corn flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, rosemary and corn.
4. Combine buttermilk, egg and oil in a small bowl.
5. Add to flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
6. Spoon batter into muffin cups, and fill to the brim.
7. Topped with more corns if desired.
8. Bake until the tops are brown, about 15-16mins.
9. Let it cool in for 5 mins before turning out the muffins on a rack.


Kitchen Corner said...
January 13, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Hi Jane,
Rosemary in muffins, that's something new to me. I guess the smell must be good and savory. Thank you for sharing it. Let see when I have a chance to make it. Cheers!

Passionate About Baking said...
January 13, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Hi Grace,
I'm so happy to see your comments. Thanks. Yes, rosemary makes a lot of difference. I'm sure you'll have to time to bake it someday. Take care!

Kitchen Corner said...
January 14, 2010 at 12:08 PM sorry Jane, I've been very lost recently. I should blog more often and get in touch with you more. I miss you very much. Hope to catch up with you soon!

Passionate About Baking said...
January 14, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Hi Grace,
I'm sure you've lost in your thoughts and concern about someone. Don't worry too much. Have faith. Take care, and I really hope to see you again. Cheers.

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