Jalapeno Cheesy Corn Muffins ~ Recipe from Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly

Jalapeno Cheesy Corn Muffins

To help celebrate the release of Janet Chester Bly's newest novel Wind in the Wires we wanted to share with you this tasty recipe. Pearl Cahill makes these in the book and they sounded so yummy, we thought you'd like to give them a try as well!

Pearl Cahill’s Jalapeno Cheesy Corn Muffins
Janet Chester Bly
Serving: 24 muffins


2 cups yellow cornmeal
2 cups all-purpose flour (see links below for gluten-free conversions)
4 tsp. baking powder
5 Tbsp. sugar or light brown sugar or 3 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. salt
Add pinch each: chili pepper, black pepper, and paprika
2 tsp. minced onion
2 tsp. minced garlic
2 cups buttermilk
4 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
10 oz. shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
1/3 cup frozen corn kernels (thawed) or fresh or canned, well drained
4 jalapenos, minced (**) or 1 can jalapenos diced and drained


1     Preheat oven 400° F.
2     Grease muffin tins or insert paper liners.
3     Combine eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter in bowl.
4     In another large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
5     Add shredded cheddar, jalapenos, garlic and onion, and corn kernels to dry ingredients.
6     Add wet ingredients and mix gently just until all is moist.
7     Divide batter evenly into 24 muffins, about 3/4 full.
8     Sprinkle with extra Parmesan and cheddar cheese.
9     Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

*Converting a recipe to gluten-free: http://huff.to/1KSxsjv … or use this online recipe and adapt to Grandma Pearl’s version: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/jalapeno-cheddar-corn-muffins
Or for the 2 cups of wheat flour, convert to 1 1/2 cups rice flour, 1/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca starch, and 1 tsp xantham gum.

**Slice jalapenos in half. Remove seeds and membrane for less hotness. Don’t touch face or eyes before washing hands thoroughly.

About The Book

Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly
Wind in the Wires

A cowgirl's search for love and family. An old man's quest to seek justice. An eerie story of lies and betrayal. Will the truth be too hard for either to bear?

It's 1991. Reba Cahill loves ranching with Grandma Pearl in north central Idaho. But there's a lot of work and only two of them. Can she find a man worthy of her attentions and strong enough to help her run the ranch? She finds few prospects in the small town of Road's End.

But Reba is also missing something else: her mother. Deserted by her at three-years-old and never knowing her dad, she feels a sense of longing and loss. And bitterness.

When elderly, quirky Road's End citizen Maidie Fortress dies, Uncle Seth presents Reba Cahill with an expensive piece of jewelry that turns Reba's world upside down. she is thrust into a journey with Seth that exposes dark family secrets and two cold case murders.

The evidence leads her down unexpected paths and towards unsuspected admirers. Will the truth also ruin all hope for romance?

Connect With The Author

Janet Chester Bly
Credit: Ridinger’s of Lewiston, ID

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