Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Southern Californians are a funny lot. No matter how cold it gets, and for the past two weeks it has been very cold, Southern Californians will wear shorts and flip-flops no matter what.  I noticed this strange phenomenon yesterday as I was shopping at an outdoor mall. Me, bundled in a winter coat and scarf, and everyone else lollygagging about in their Tommy Bahama Hawaiian shirts and sundresses. I really admire their spirit, and for some folks it really is an endless summer. And why not.  Maybe it’s the thin, east-coast blood that runs through my veins, but I was headed home to have a big bowl of chili and these homemade corn muffins. I was embracing the brisk winter weather with some down-home comfort food.

Anyway, son #1 had given me the Bouchon Bakery cookbook for a gift and I was anxious to try out some of the recipes. What I like most about the book is that it’s recipes are written in both cups and grams. As a gal whose obsession is baking, naturally I prefer gram measurements. Why, because baking is a science and grams are a precise measurement. When you weigh your ingredients your chances of a successful end product are almost guaranteed. Even if you’re just an occasional baker, I highly recommend you get yourself a digital food scale. You know I would never steer you wrong.

Thomas Keller explains in the book that the reason for allowing your batter to sit overnight is for the purpose of hydrating the flour. When the mixture absorbs the liquid ingredients, the result is a very moist corn muffin.

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

From Thomas Keller Bouchon Bakery

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Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Recipe: Easy

47 thoughts on “Corn Muffins

  1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog because then I was able to discover yours! What gorgeous muffins these are – I’m a huge Thomas Keller fan, so this was perfect timing. I can’t wait to try these!

      1. Thank you so much! I can’t blame you for loving this book – what a wonderful gift. My husband bought me Ad Hoc at Home as a present and it’s just full of beautiful photos and recipes. So much food to revel in! 🙂

  2. Oh those look good!

    I’m born and raised in Northern California and it has been CHILLY here but some people still prefer to wear shorts and tanktops to look cute. It won’t be cute when you’re running a fever later! lol

  3. Looks delicious and must be equally tasty as I’m sure the Bouchon Bakery cookbook has many moreish eats. I think that Sydney and California might be soul sisters in the weather stakes. It’s incredibly warm here at the moment so perhaps there are folk who are channeling all us folk (down under!) Happy Baking 🙂

  4. Hmm yummy !… one of my favorite pastry is muffin and and always hunt muffin whenever I am in the Mall. unfortunately I’ve never found any in corn mix. Love this blog, magnificent! thank you

  5. I love corn muffins and these are so beautifully presented! Question: when should the frozen corn kernels be added to the batter — before refrigerating or just before adding to the liners for baking?

  6. Dear Mamma, I did not get to be 70 years old and a fantastic cook needing a scale to measure my ingredients. It’s bad enough that my husband just won’t understand that baking is a chemistry lesson and not to trifle with the ingredients like we might with a stew or soup! So – thank you very much, I shall continue baking without measuring by weight, and hope for the best, as always! Elisabeth Scott

    On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Mama’s Gotta Bake wrote:

    > ** > Mama’s Gotta Bake posted: “[caption id="attachment_5460" > align="aligncenter" width="539"] Corn Muffins[/caption] Southern > Californians are a funny lot. No matter how cold it gets, and for the past > two weeks it has been very cold, Southern Californians will wear shorts and > flip-f”

  7. Totally delectable looking muffins! I also got the Bouchon Bakery cookbook for Christmas and I am SO EXCITED to make everything in it! The scones! The tarts! Multigrain bread! Looking forward to see what else you make from it 🙂

  8. Gorgeous photos as always, Mama. These are the most perfect little corn muffins! Warm from the over with a slather of butter or toasted in the morning, I can just imagine how delicious they are. I can’t wait to get the Bouchon Bakery cookbook!

  9. Thanks for checking out my blog because that led me to yours! I love to bake and anybody who follows Thomas Keller is tops in my book. I love your Southern California reference! I live on a little coastal island in floral and I wear hoodies even in summer. I am constantly surprised how many people wear shorts and flippers in the winter when it’s FREEZING! Gotta love it! Thanks again!

  10. Hi there. Food on Friday: Corn on Carole’s Chatter is now open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.

  11. thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We are now getting a great collection of dishes using corn together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog by Google Reader. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

  12. I made these last week for a family brunch this past weekend. They were sooo good! Plus, I looked like a genius by following your suggestion to add corn kernels.

    Thank you for helping me achieve “Hero” status with my extended family.

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