bento #67: cheddar-sausage corn muffins

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I got this idea when someone posted corndog muffins in my LJ bento community last week, which were basically just cut-up hotdog pieces mixed in with cornbread batter. I thought it was an interesting idea but a boring execution, so here’s my take:

  1. Mix together 2 8.5 oz. boxes of instant cornbread mixture (Jiffy, etc.) with 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups of milk, and about a cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
  2. Fill cupcake/muffin tins about 2/3 of the way full of batter (this yielded 18 muffins for me).
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes, then remove.
  4. Stick any kind of pre-cooked cocktail sausage you want (and almost all cocktail sausages are sold pre-cooked) in the middle of each half-baked muffin, upright.
  5. Sprinkle a little more cheddar cheese on top, then return to the oven for another 8 minutes.

I’ve also got:

  • A few extra sausages (spicy chicken).
  • Cherry tomatoes.
  • A pear.
  • Some kind of Asian peanut candy. Hooray for week-after-Lunar-New-Year sales at 99 Ranch!

p.s. I am aware that these muffins have a slightly perverted look to them, if you have the twisted relationship to both food and sex that typifies Americans. It doesn’t need to be pointed out, thanks.

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