As a transplanted Michigander living in the South, I would never pretend to know better or suggest that I had a better way to make any traditional Southern food including these corn muffins. However, I feel perfectly fine making recommendations to everyone else! :) And my recommendation for some of the tastiest corn muffins you’ll ever eat comes from right here in the Greensboro, NC area. In the small town of Oak Ridge, which is right next door to the part of Greensboro that I live in, is The Old Mill of Guilford which is a real operating grain grinding mill and has been in operation since 1764. Check out their website for a bit of their history and to see a list of all of their products.
If you live in the area, The Old Mill is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm. I have even seen their mixes at Southern Seasons, in Chapel Hill, NC. The Old Mill of Guilford is very quaint and it’s the real deal. A real operating mill that is not polished up to look pretty for the tourists. :) And I mean that in a good way! And you can order their freshly ground, corn meal, flours, and grits from their website.
The bag of Corn Muffin Mix that I bought is enough to make 2 batches. A recipe sheet comes inside each bag and I like to add a big handful of shredded cheddar cheese when I am mixing them up and they come out sweet, moist, and delicious. Good to eat with a big bowl of soup or Chili. That is what we have been doing at our house over the last few days. We are snowed in. 8 plus inches and it’s COLD and the wind is blowing. Soup and Chili kind of days.
Are you a “scratch” corn muffin kind of girl or do use a favorite mix like me? Do you even make corn bread? I know real Southern cooks make their corn bread in a black iron skillet. I haven’t advanced to that stage yet but I’ll bet corn bread prepared that way melts in your mouth. Until I graduate to that level, I’ll stick with my freshly ground corn muffin mix and my mini muffin pans. I’ve got a lot to learn. :)