Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TWD: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins

I made these delicious cornbread muffins today. They were really quick and easy. I've never realized how fast it is to make muffins from scratch. The only variance I made was adding cheddar to some of the muffins.

My novice baking was apparent while making these. I've never worked with fresh jalapenos before. I was finished slicing the jalapenos when I needed to blow my nose....I thought I was safe with a tissue but no such luck! My nose burned, stung....youch! I had 3 of my kids, 3 of the neighbor kids and a handyman at the house and was tearing up from the stinging. The only fix I could think of is to put something milk based on it. So I whipped out the sour cream and smeared it on my nose. One of the neighbor twin 2yrs old thought this was especially strange! So I wiped it off but there was still a serious burning on and in my nose! I excused myself to my bathroom where I smeared more on my nose. But one cannot sit upstairs relieved with dairy product slathered on burning areas while 6 very young kids run wild downstairs with an elderly gentleman working with saws! So I finally settled on using my sour cream like a lotion applying a thin layer.....it worked!

All in all making these was a great experience and now I knowmore about working with jalapenos! If you want to make these you can visit here. Good luck and please use caution!


Whitney said...

Rach, these look delish and I love your pictures! Did you use them for dinner? What did you serve them with? Sorry about the jalapenos! I have had my share of bad experiences with hot peppers in general.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Sour cream! You're brilliant. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I chopped a habanero a few months ago and forgot to wash my hands before I rubbed a contact lens. Yowwwwwwwwch. I'll never do THAT again.

April said...

so so funny!!! I love it. I am sure I would have made the same mistake.

They look delicious!

Mike and Elizabeth said...

Ouch!! Seriously hilarious picturing you holed up in your bathroom with a nose covered in sour cream! Great looking muffins too!