Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Azure Standard Wild Sourdough Muffins

Since we had an incredible burger dinner out in the Western Suburbs of Chicagoland at Burger Colony in the little town of Brookfield, IL, after visiting the city's zoo, Sunday mornings was NOT our usual big plate of pancakes and sides.  It was a good day for some scrambled eggs with muffins and fruit.
I experimented a bit more with my  whole wheat wild yeast sourdough starter which is really thriving in my refrigerator (unlike most sourdough you don't have to keep it covered on the counter and it is NOT temperamental at all, simply requiring a minimum of a  quarter cup of whole wheat flour and pure spring water every day or every other day, mixed with a wooden spoon. Link below for information on harvesting or ordering your own.

I've made  whole grain muffins with it before but these are the best ones yet, so I had to share. They are very buttery and moist in the middle with a nice crisp outer layer (you know how when you bake cornbread in a skillet it gets those wonderful crispy edges?  Yes, like that!)

Wild Sourdough Corn Muffins

In a large bowl mix:
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour (you can use white or a mixture of white and w.w. pastry flour)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup corn meal
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup corn kernels (fresh is best but thawed from frozen or canned will work).
In a small bowl whisk:

1 cup sourdough starter
2 eggs
1 cup milk (or almond milk if you want a vegan version).
2 eggs
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 tsp Vanilla

SLOWLY Whisk in:

6 Tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled slightly (or use vegetable oil for vegan version)

Mix wet into dry mixture in the bigger bowl until combined.

Place into muffin pan sprayed with non stick spray or buttered.

Bake in 350 F. degree preheated oven 18-20 minutes, until golden brown around the bottom and a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean.

Made 12 muffins plus one small bread pan of cornbread (about an inch thick for some nice little slabs to go with lunch soup)


  1. Yum! I can nearly smell how good that would taste!



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