Mom's Cornmeal Muffins
My mom declared that the recipe for cornmeal muffins she received over 30 years ago from a friend's boyfriend were "the best ever". I agree they're delicious - but what I liked more were the hand-written notes he included... one of them even states the method "is bulls%@t" and just to mix wet and dry together!
¾ cup corn oil
2 ½ cups whole milk
¾ cup plain yoghurt or sour cream
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
3 ½ cups cornmeal
4 cups flour
2 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1.Preheat the oven to 400°F and line muffin cups with paper liners.
2.Beat together oil, milk, yoghurt, egg and sugar in a large bowl until well blended.
3.Stir in the cornmeal thoroughly, then add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir until just combined.
4.Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter. Let sit for 10 minutes.
5.Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
6.Turn out of the pans immediately and cool on a wire rack.
7.These freeze well and are delicious warmed in the microwave with a dab of honey butter.