"Brother Jerome’s" Corn Muffins

Here’s the recipe for the Corn Meal Muffins that Brother Jerome makes in Father Dominic Garramone’s new children’s book, Brother Jerome & The Angels in the Bakery.   Thanks, Father Dominic, for sharing this great recipe!

1 cup of milk at room temperature

1 beaten egg

¼ cup of vegetable oil or melted shortening

1 cup yellow cornmeal

¾ cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 Tbs. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

Colored sugar or sprinkles

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine egg, milk, and oil in a medium size bowl and stir to mix.  Place cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a sifter and sift into the milk mixture.  Stir until just blended but do not over-mix.

Using a ¼ cup measure, drop batter into well-greased muffin tins; sprinkle tops of muffins with colored sugar.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges of muffins are lightly browned.   Let cool slightly and serve warm.