9/16/12

honey cornbread muffins stuffed w/ bacon jam

Remember the sweet & spicy bacon jam I made a couple weeks ago?

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With the leftovers I had I used them up in another cornbread dish.
Instead of using them in pancake form I decided to go the muffin route.
Sweet honey cornbread just begs for bacon doesn't it?
The two flavor combo's are perfect with each other.
And with the gentle heat of the bacon jam paired with the honey touched cornbread--oh they were good.

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I found a perfect honey cornbread recipe over at Baking Bites.
In her recipe she gives you the option of adding fresh corn kernels--please, do this.
It's a fabulous texture-boost.

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honey cornbread muffins stuffed with bacon jam
muffin recipe adapted from bakingbites.com
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1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup fresh corn kernels (optional)

bacon jam (about 1/2 - 3/4 cup usage for this recipe)

cook notes: make sure to keep the bacon jam cold before you use it in here. Keeping it cold helps you form a better ball to place in the center of the muffin dough.

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 12 -cup muffin tin with a good amount of nonstick spray or you could use muffin liners (I did not).
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornbread, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, honey, eggs and buttermilk until smooth. If adding in the fresh corn kernels, add those in now to the wet mixture.
Pour in to dry ingredients and stir just until batter is well combined an no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
Fill the muffin tin with half the batter.
Then place a scoop of bacon jam (a nice rounded ball like scoop if you can) on top of the muffin batter.
Then pour remaining batter on top of the muffins.
Give the muffin tray a little jiggle to make sure the batter is evenly coating the muffin tins.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the SIDE of the muffin comes out clean. If you stick it in the middle you will get the bacon jam coating the toothpick. You also know when they are done by the tops of the muffins are golden brown.
Makes 12

19 comments:

  1. Bacon jam has always intrigued me. What an amazing combination with the cornbread.

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  2. I dont eat bacon but love that you made JAM with it...and then stuffed these muffins. It almost looks like it could be Nutella :)

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  3. Bacon jam! Yes! Things stuffed with bacon jam...yes!

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  4. yay! i love stuffing cornbread with jam - i'm sure my husband will be fine with a vegan version…though i probably won't...

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  5. We are big bacon jam fans. We're also cornbread fans. Put them together, and it's a smash.

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  6. Wow, just wow! What an inventive take on the usual cornbread muffins.

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  7. This looks good. But are they salted or sugared ?

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    1. are what what salted or sugared?
      the muffins?
      or the bacon jam?
      maybe you'll find your answer by reading the list of ingredients in the recipe?
      will that help?
      is there salt on the cornbread muffins? no not on the tops, but a little bit inside--is this what you mean?

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    2. yes, the muffins. Because there's bacon (which means, for me, salted ingredient) and honey (which means for me, sugared ingredient).
      I've already baked muffins for dessert...etc ... I know it exist with salted ingredients. But those one, I don't know if we eat them for dessert or aperitif, for example ?

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  8. who says cupcakes are the only thing that should get filled with good stuff? that said, i'm totally making some bacon jam and filling some cupcakes with it. :)

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  9. Great idea to stuff cornbread with bacon jam!

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  10. Just when you think cornbread can't get any better..

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  11. yup, this is certainly a winning combination :) mmm, bacon jam...

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  12. Yep, they're natural together. My old corn bread recipe always used bacon grease to oil the pan. Love the thought of stuffing them with bacon jam. I have GOT to make that jam!

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  13. Seriously, could a corn muffin get any better? I think not. They look FANTASTIC! Once again you have me drooling my friend.

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  14. With bacon jam, that must be so good!!!

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  15. Loving the sweet and savory combo here. Looks and sounds amazing.

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  16. "Sweet honey cornbread just begs for bacon doesn't it?" Yes, it does indeed. And in turn, the combination makes *me* wanna beg!

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