Friday, 5 April 2013

Corn Muffins (Kenny Rogers)

I grew up eating at Kenny Roger's and their corn muffin remains one of my favourite items whenever I eat at the restaurant. I don't eat there as often now because its simply easier to eat at home when I have three young kids. When looking around for corn recipes to take part in this month's Little Thumbs Up, I suddenly remembered those famous corn muffins and found a recipe that claimed to be the original. That's a big claim - I had to make these and see if its true. 


These muffins are so good and really close to the original taste I recall. A little sweet, a little salty, and has the distinctive taste of milk and honey. It is firm yet fluffy and has moist crumbs.


I had to eat the muffins the Kenny Rogers way - with Lemon Roasted Chicken, roasted potatoes and summer salad - absolutely delicious and satisfying! 


Kenny Roger's Corn Muffins (Makes 12)
Recipe from here.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) butter 
  • 2/3 cup sugar (reduced to about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup frozen yellow corn
Method
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Cream together butter, sugar, honey, eggs and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add flour, cornmeal and baking powder and blend thoroughly. Add milk while mixing.
  • Add corn to mixture and combine until corn is worked in.
  • Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and fill each cup with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins begin to turn brown on top.
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and me, Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Esther from Copycake Kitchenat this post. 


This is for Made with Love Mondays by Javelin Warrior.


47 comments:

  1. Hi Mich, Kenny Rogers is also my family's favourite restaurant. And sweetcorn is my favourite food, so I'm going to try this. Thks for sharing.

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  2. Woo! this is a great meal, i love the chicken and of course i love the sweetcorn muffin too!

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  3. Wow, that looks better than KR's quarter meal, lip-smacking!

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  4. Wow Kenny Rogers!!! Remember eating there when i was a kid.. The corn muffins were the best!!!!!

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  5. Good morning, Mich! So you re-created a "Kenny Roger's dish for us today!I didn't grow up with K.Roger but I certainly loved eating their roasted chicken when I was studying in KL as in my hometown, there was only 1 KFC, didn't even have McDonald. Your corn muffins look soft from the picture!

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  6. WOW, Mich! Like you, I also grew up eating Kenny Rogers' corn muffins and really like them alot! Your corn muffins look great and delish!

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  7. Oh what memories I have of my Kenny Rogers days. Those corn muffins of yours look mighty good, Mich. I must save this recipe!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  8. Oh, i have bookmarked this corn muffins some time back but unfortunately the previous computer that i bookmarked this went kaput and i totally forgotten this recipe. But before i start making this got to find cornmeal first. Yes i heard that this muffin is delicious.

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  9. Mich, I used to love Kenny Roger's chicken meals especially the side dishes. And yes, I remember the corn muffins and they were really good. Have not eaten there for years now. Must try the muffin recipe!

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  10. I think it looks just like those at Kenny Rogers! Really yummy!

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  11. Hi Mich,
    That is one mouth-watering meal! Love your chicken and salad and the potatoes, everything!
    I've made the these muffins long time ago, and do not know whether do they actually taste like KC's!
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. tempting... bt im sure yr will be better den Kenny Rogers'.

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  13. Hi Mich,this is my first time here :) You've a lovely blog!!!
    I Love KR's muffin and thank you sharing this great recipe :)
    Also, thank you for submitted this post to LTU.

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  14. Kenny Roger's muffin is very delicious and I like it the most. Now, you are baking your own KR's muffin, so nice.

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  15. Hi Mich, I love your last picture, everything looks so yummy!

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  16. Eileen, Hundred Eighty Degrees5 April 2013 at 20:47

    Hi Mich, I like the hump shape on top of your cake: ) looks tempting..

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  17. it looks delicious. thanks for sharing.

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  18. These would be perfect with a barbecue meal. I haven't had corn muffins for so many years. Thanks for the reminder.

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  19. Oooo Yumms! You are giving me ideas!

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  20. The muffins sound wonderful , in fact your whole meal looks so yummy!!!

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  21. Now I prefer Nando chicken instead of Kenny, hehehe..nevertheless Kenny has very nice muffin..

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  22. Sadly , I haven't tried Kenny R :P You know what , I got nearly a kilo of cornmeal here :D I bet everything in that plate tastes awesome ! Drool !!!!

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  23. I too love kenny rogers corn muffin very much. Yours look really tempting too. Happy weekend dear.
    Kristy

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  24. A perfect homey meal. And these corn muffins look awesome.

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  25. I want to come eat dinner at your house. I would love a little pat of butter on my corn muffin please.

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  26. This looks fantastic! I have never tried corn muffins before, but I really want to try it now!

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  27. I must bookmark this corn muffin for next weekend. Looks so yummy!

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  28. Look delicious. I've got to try it one of these days !

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  29. i wouldnt making these but i still hv some cakes left in my place. These look absolutely yummy! i'm still thinking what to make for LTU :)

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  30. Delicioso y realmente lindo me encanta,abrazos y abrazos.

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  31. Mich,
    Your KR meal sure make me drool!
    Especially your corn muffin.
    Hope I can taste one now :p
    mui

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  32. I quite like the muffins from Kenny Rogers, so will give this a try! Thanks for sharing, Mich.

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  33. I've never eaten at a Kenny Rogers.... but, I believe these corn muffins would be very delicious! Yum. I love all cornbread.

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  34. I love corn products. When I am in Italy I always have them, whether is breadsticks or biscuits I find them much more flavourful than when using ordinary flour.
    These muffins are delicious Mich! Lovely recipe!

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  35. My goodness those muffins sound delicious, Mich! I'm a big fan of corn muffins and I love the addition of honey in baking so I'm sure I'd love these. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  36. Ohhh your corn muffins look delicious! Great idea to serve with the main dish. I usually just serve as a snack. I want to give this recipe a try next time!

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  37. Hi Mich, your muffin look really good, very well baked. Love your set meal, much batter than KR. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    Best regards.

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  38. Hi Mich,

    I used to eat Kenny Roger's corn muffins at my schooling days too. I have tried baking an online recipe before and seems pretty good. Love to try the Pastry Queen's version and yours too.

    Zoe

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  39. This looks seriously so delicious!!

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  40. Thank you very much for entering these into Tea Time Treats! A lovely savoury muffin indeed

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  41. Hi Mich,
    I tried the receipe but it sank :( i'm new in baking btw.

    Can I get some advice? When you say 'cream together', how creamy should it be? And what could be the reason for the muffin to sink? It was rising when baked.

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Eileen, the mixture should be pale and fluffy. Usually that could take about 4 to 5 minutes depending on your mixer. There are many reasons for muffins sinking - oven temperature, over mixing, under mixing etc... But essentially I think its important to cream it well.

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  42. I halved the recipe and hand beat the wet mixture, and it still turned out beautifully! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  43. I tried this recipe, it turned out great! Memories of Kenny Rogers.

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  44. I just made these tonight, and my husband and son totally loved them! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. :)

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