Saturday, October 18, 2008

Corn Bread Muffin Prep

Promotion of the "stool" from the bathroom sink left this past used little stool just resting in my pantry.Usually the protocol for Charlottte helping to cook is to drag a kitchen chair across the floor. I absolutely loved seeing this stool in use once again and it was a perfect height for my now five year old baker.

Corn Muffins were on the menu to prepare to go along with a pot of chili being served at a basket making class I was attending- such Fallish comfort food should always be shared.

This old tin was a find in an antique store years ago. It has a deep burnished, well-worn look and makes the most fun autumn muffins.....can you see the leaf embossment on one row of the tins?

Corn Bread Muffins

1 1/2 cup cornmeal

3 tablespoons of flour

1 egg

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2 cups buttermilk

Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Beat egg and add to the buttermilk. Add this mixture to dry ingredients and beat well. Add the melted butter. Pour into greased muffin pan.

Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until brown.

I prefer to crumble my muffin in my bowl of chili.....but you can do whatever suits your fancy.

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