Monday, November 23, 2009

Bloody Butcher Corn Cornbread Muffins

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My corn is dry.  You know it's dry when the kernels wiggle like loose teeth and come off the cob fairly easily.  Getting the kernels off the cob is not hard.  You can knock them off with your fingers or to speed up the process you can rub two corn cobs together.  Do it over a clean surface as the kernels don't know where exactly you want them to land, so they end up all over the place.  Even more so if you let your kids do it. :)

Once the kernels were off, I cleaned them up by shaking them outside in the wind and using a strainer to get a lot of the chaff off them.  Then I put some through my grain mill with the corn/bean auger in it and ground it into cornmeal.  I thought it would be more red.  It turned out kind of purple.

Purple cornmeal is good.  Then I made my favorite cornbread muffins with it.

2 cups cornmeal
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour (or 2 cups total white)
1 cup sugar
2 TB baking powder
A little salt
2/3 cup oil
6 TB butter, melted
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk

Preheat oven to 375.  Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large mixing bowl.  In another bowl combine oil, butter, eggs, and milk, then add wet mixture to dry ingredients and mix.  Spoon the batter into greased or paper lined muffin tins and bake 20 minutes or so.  Makes 24 delicious muffins that your kids will be glad to have so they can eat less of the chili you're serving and still get full.  You know how that goes.

The muffins turned out kind of purple.  Imagine that.  Purple and golden.  Kind of like LSU.  Yeah, here's the LSU muffins I made from Bloody Butcher corn.

There is a certain satisfaction in turning something from a seed into a meal.  Just don't ask my kids how many times at dinner I mentioned that we grew those cornbread muffins . . . :)


Mariah said...

Awesome cornbread muffins! Geaux Tigers!

Chef Tess said...

Wow! Grew the corn, made the meal...ate the muffins. You're like the little Red Bloody Butcher Hen. Way cool!! I need one of those mills! Really!!!

Angela said...

Ha! Tess that is hilarious! I guess it was quite little red hen-ish.

On a side note, I remember my mom read that story to us when we were kids . . . maybe she was trying to hint at something ;)

Jeannetta said...

Fabulous! I love the purple muffins. Don't really care about LSU-sorry, but hubbys HS alma mater is purple and gold, so that will do :D

Your Impact Matters said...

Those muffins look so good! Thank you for the recipe, and the self-sufficient encouragement!

Megan said...

Go LSU! Angela you are the best!

Leasmom said...

How cool is that! Good for you!!!

Canadian Doomer said...

I hadn't seen your post about the Bloody Butcher Corn (what a name!), so what I read was "Bloody Butcher Cornbread" and I thought "Well, that must be an interesting variation on cornbread."

They look good. :)

Jeffrey said...

What an amazing cornbread (cake). I put the mixture in a 13X9" glass pan and bake it for about half hour and was the best cornbread I've eaten! This recipe is definitely a keeper for me and my family! I followed recipe as it called for.
I will be putting some syrup on it in the morning for breakfast.
Thank you so much.