Corn and Apricot Muffins with Orange Essence

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Corn and Apricot Muffins with Orange Essence

Why This Recipe Works

To get a corn muffin recipe that wouldn’t set off sugar alarms, with a moist, tender crumb and a crunchy, craggy, golden muffin top, we chose a whole-grain cornmeal in a fine grind for wholesome and complex corn flavor. We used a quick-brea...

Why This Recipe Works

To get a corn muffin recipe that wouldn’t set off sugar alarms, with a moist, tender crumb and a crunchy, craggy, golden muffin top, we chose a whole-grain cornmeal in a fine grind for wholesome and complex corn flavor. We used a quick-bread method of mixing, combining melted instead of creamed butter with sugar, eggs, and flour, which gave the muffins good height and a substantial crumb. Finally, we mixed in sour cream, which contributed moisture and a tender texture.

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Sunday BrunchSeason 4, Ep. 420

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