Friday, May 6, 2011

Savory Breakfast Cornmeal Muffins....Family Food-Friday#2

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First let me thank you all for the tremendous response with all your encouraging words for my family members,this definitely boosts them up to send a couple of few more delicious entries.If you have missed out the action and the last week's recipe,check it out here,the first entry for this series from my S-I-L.

Coming to the second entry for my CWF series and this week's entry for 'Family Food -Friday' is Savory Cornmeal Muffins from my cousin,"Chaitra".And coming to the introduction part, Chaitra is my cousin with whom I am pretty close when compared to others as we both are of the same age group.We had a special bonding right from the childhood and we both have wonderful memories with our childhood adventures.Though we stayed in different cities we were in touch regularly and used to send each other letters(those were the days we did not have this e-mail system) and greetings regularly with out missing to wish any important occasion being it a birthday or new year or exams or in general.We always looked forward for our holidays and we planned the things well in advance.We used to go together everywhere and share everything with each other whether it could be a single kulfi or a single plate pani poori or a ride in the giant wheel or a dress or whatever.We used to make sure that we enjoy our holidays with all our cousins and used to get involved in several activities.Though she is a big foodie she never loved to cook and not even entered the kitchen before her marriage and now look at her,she cooks each and every meal interesting and also experiments with various cuisines.

Let us see what she says about this entry in her own words,'This is the basic recipe I got off the Albers cornmeal Box. I have made some changes to it to make them savory so that I can make them for breakfast. These are filling muffins apt for breakfast or even as a snack. You can use whole wheat flour to make them. These store well in an air tight box. If you have added cheese I would suggest you refrigerate them and microwave to warm them. Slather with butter and serve them.'


Ingredients:
1 cup white or yellow corn meal
1 cup all-purpose flour/whole wheat pastry flour
2 oz grated Cheddar cheese(I used pepper jack)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg,lightly beaten
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp red chili flakes
2 tbsp fresh/dried parsley
1 tsp salt,to taste

Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 deg F.Line the muffin tray with the liners and grease them with oil.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients cornmeal,all purpose flour,grated cheese,baking powder,salt,red chili flakes,sugar and fresh/dried parsley in a bowl.
  • Beat the egg lightly in another bowl and add oil and milk and whisk well.
  • Pour the whisked wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mixture and mix well.
  • Spoon batter into greased muffin molds,filling 2/3rds full.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 400 deg F for 15 mins or until the skewer comes out clean.
Serve them warm.

Note:
  1. If you want make this in a bread pan,pour the batter into a 8 inch greased square pan and bake at 400 deg F for 20-25 mins until the skewer comes out clean.
  2. You can double the recipe and make in 13x9 inch baking pan.Bake as above.
My Variations:

For a variation,you can add finely chopped colored bell peppers,paneer,onion,olives or sweet corn to the batter and mix well.Bake as above.

This is the breakfast platter for you from chaitra with savory cornmeal muffins,fresh strawberries and muesli with a cup of milk.This breakfast is going to participate in srivalli's 'Breakfast Mela' event

Now the time for a small guessing game regarding the next week's post.I am giving you two clues regarding it,let us see how many of you will get the answer correct and just have fun.
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clue no:1 As you all know that my CWF-series for Family Food-Friday is Breakfast,so it is as simple as that it is a Breakfast item.
clue no: 2 I am giving the short form of the next entry as DBD.

Just leave a comment about your guess for my next breakfast entry in the Family Food-Friday series with those two clues and let us see how many can guess it correctly.

46 comments:

SouthindianHome said...

Wonderful and yummy savoury muffins
South Indian Home

Deepti said...

lovely n healthy muffins for a perfect breakfast

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aipi said...

I like savory stuffs, this one looks perfect for tea time! Thanks to Chaitra :)
US Masala

Vardhini said...

I am all for savoury stuff .. bookmarked.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Vani said...

Davangere Benne Dosa? I'm hoping :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's what i call a royal breakfast indulgence....love those savory muffins....looks delectable....nice to know about Chaitra....grown up with same age cousins is always fun filled journey....u took me down the memory lane Prathibha.....Neat clicks.....your recipe rocks Chaitra.....

Coming to that guessing game....may be dosa....

jayasree said...

Delicious muffins...Gorgeous pics.
As for the guess, I'm thinking. That's a good idea to give some clue to the upcoming recipe. This series rocks.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Delicious looking savoury muffins.

Priya said...

Marvellous muffins, quite filling and yummy..

DBD is it anything with bread??

sowmya's creative saga said...

i am really loving thise muffins..looks so yumm..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww... looks so gr8 Prathy.. wonderful presentation.. i loved those paper cases :)

Prathibha said...

ha ha..:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

different delicious muffins...please rush ur entries for Fast food-Noodles in my blog.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Loved you post ...as i could relate how much fun and valuable were the letters that I used to exchange with my cousins n friends. And we being children were not supposed to use telephones..Delicious muffins from Chaitra ....
Regarding your guessing game ...ummm I cld only think of Dosa.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nandini's Food said...

Very healthy and tasty muffins there. I so want a bite!

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks pretty delicious!
I am guessing Davangere Benne Dose because of your South Indian connection. Hope I am right. :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am always for a savory breakfast, always. Those corn muffins look super tempting :)

Guessing game, I have no clue :(

Smitha said...

they look good!...I love savory bakes...cannot resist them!

Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Sharmilee! :) said...

Savoury muffins is such a lovely idea and has come out perfect too

jeyashrisuresh said...

wonderful and tempting muffins.perfect snack to munch on teatime

Vimitha Anand said...

I have a packet of corn meal sitting ideally for a long time and am sure gonna try these yummy muffins... Bookmarking this

JishasKitchen said...

superb muffins..looks very tempting and delicious!!

julie said...

lovely muffins ..liked it!
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divya said...

wow.. i am drooling here.looks so good..

Gayathri Anand said...

Muffin looks so fluffy and yummy ...that's really a wonderful breakfst ...Let me wait till next post , to know what is DBD ...

Renu said...

yummy recipe ...loved the addition of chillie flakes and very good presentation!

Archana said...

Looks great. I am drooling.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Super delicious muffins. Love this series and looking forward for more recipes. DBD, it is 11 in the night and too tired to think, better will wait for the next post.

Priti said...

This looks so gud Prats dear ...wish to grab it ...

Now Serving said...

Just hopped over from Savi Ruchi and this recipe of yours will be a sure hit in my home - I Love them and this will my tried and tasted recipe from your wonderful recipe list :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Outstanding presentation. Nice recipe. YUM!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

mmm very well done

Chitra said...

Iam sure its a healthy, filling BF :") nice post..

Rachana said...

A great tea time accompaniment. Looks yumm!

Ambreen said...

Sounds great! Beautiful clicks! Thanks to Chaitra for sharing the recipe. No clue about DBD ... looking forward to it :)

Jay said...

oh my goodness...this looks stunning..
Tasty Appetite

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking savoury prathy

Sarah Naveen said...

loved the recipe..looks so so delicious..

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Plateful said...

Honestly, I've never tried savory muffins. The first picture is gorgeous!

Shanavi said...

Thanks u so much for the recipe, I had bought a pack of corn meal and it's sitting there , I liked the idea savory muffins.. but can u give me any substitution for the cheese, wanna avoid it totally..

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for your lovely words..

@ shanavi..you can skip the cheese completely or you can add just a few tbspoons if you want..it makes them rich n cheesy,but for a low cal version you can avoid it..:)

Joey said...

Loved the muffins. Really good. Thank you for the recipe. I added sweet corn kernels as you had suggested... perfect friday family food.

Eddel29 said...

looks so yummy! i really love those photos.. ^_^

ambeeniehope said...

Great recipe! I tweaked it a bit (can never help myself). Added Spelt flour instead of regular flour plus butternut squash, pinenuts and sage as the flavours.

Thank you!

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