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Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins  
I wanted to do a bit of a brunch/breakfast today to celebrate the Royal Wedding.  Something which incorporated traditions from both sides of the pond, and I have been having a good hard think about it all week.  I wanted to include something very American along with something quite British and, by Jove! I think I cracked it. NO pun intended! 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
The American bit includes lovely Buttermilk Corn Muffins, pan fried potatoes and fresh berries.  The corn muffins are baked in heart shaped muffin tins, because, after all  . . .  it is a wedding day.  They are moist and delicious, but a tad bit unusual in that they are topped with candied corn! 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
It really is a special touch. These muffins are so moist and delicious, you are guaranteed to love them!
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
The British side of the menu incorporates Pigs in Blankets,  grilled tomatoes, and a beautifully light as air Herbed Souffle Omelet! I've also included fresh raspberries because you need to have some fruit don't you and our chosen tipple is elderflower cordial mixed with sparkling water, but you can certainly drink whatever you want with this. Fuzzy navels if you do alcohol might be nice. We don't. Do alcohol that is. 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins
You can find my recipe for the pan fried potatoes here. Failing having cooked potatoes in the refrigerator, feel free to use tinned new potatoes, drained well, sliced thin and patted dry.  Works a charm. 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins
For the pigs in blankets, simply wrap cocktail-sized chipolata sausages with bacon  and bake them in a hot oven for about 25 minutes until golden. You can do this and then then throw the omelet together and pop it in for the last few minutes of them cooking. I also threw the grilled tomato in with the pigs in blankets. Just cut a medium vine-ripened tomato in half through the middle and place it onto the baking sheet with the pigs, cut sides down, halfway through their bake time. 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins
Altogether it makes for a really lovely little brunch/breakfast, just to whet your whistle and get you all set up for the big do. Todd really enjoyed this.  It was perfectly ample just for two people, with plenty of corn muffins leftover to munch on while we are watching the wedding, with maybe a nice hot cuppa and some jam for spreading. Yes, I rock that way.  Jam and corn muffins to me, go together like peas and carrots. It is the North American in me that loves that sweet/salty combination! 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
I even went out in the garden and picked a small vase of whatever wildflowers I could find.  Primrose, bluebells and daisies. I think Meghan would approve. 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
Just look at how nice and light and fluffy that omelet is, and I have to say  . . .  if I don't say so myself, DELICIOUS! In all truth I could not finish it all.  I did finish the corn muffin however.  They are one of my weaknesses . . . especially when they are as tasty as these ones are!  Adapted from a recipe found in The Gathering of Friends Volume 2.
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
*Sweetheart Cornbread Muffins*makes 10 - 12 muffinsPrintable Recipe 
Deliciously moist heart shaped cornbread muffins topped with candied sweetcorn kernels. 
145g sweet corn kernels (1 cup)120g + 1 TBS butter (1/2 cup + 1 TBS)125g of granulated sugar +1 TBS (2/3 cup + 1 TBS)2 large free range eggs240ml buttermilk (1 cup)1/2 tsp baking soda170g cornmeal (1 cup)140g plain flour (1 cup)1/2 tsp salt  Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins
 Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Butter a 12 cup heart shaped muffin tin.  Set aside. 
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sugar and corn  Cook and stir over high heat for 2 to 3  minutes, until the corn starts to brown. Remove from the heat. 
Melt the 120g butter (1/2 cup) and whisk in the sugar.  Beat in the eggs until well blended.  Stir in the buttermilk.  Whisk together the soda, cornmeal and flour.  Stir into the wet mixture, just to combine. Divide between the prepared muffin cups.  Sprinkle a portion of the candied corn over top of each. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
*Herbed Souffle Omelet*Serves 2Printable Recipe 
As light as air and a quick and simple make, so long as you don't overcook them.  Timings are pretty solid so DO follow them. Very pretty and quite delicious! 
3 large free range eggs, separatedpinch of salt or to taste1/4 tsp black pepper2 TBS butter1 TBS finely chopped fresh herbs (Use your favorite combination, I usedoregano, basil, chives and thyme)60g sour cream (1/2 cup)2 TBS milk 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6.  Use a 10 inch oven proof non-stick with sloping sides. (If your skillet has a plastic handle, cover the handle with foil.) Warm your plates. 
Briskly beat the egg yolks to break it up. Whisk together the egg whites with an electric whisk, along with a pinch of salt, until they are stiff but not dry.  Fold into the egg yolks. 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins
Melt the butter in the skillet over nigh heat. As soon as the butter begins to foam, pour in the eggs. Spread the egg out with a spatula to cover the bottom. Cook for about 1 minute, until the bottom is golden brown.  Bang the skillet into the oven and cook for about 3 minutes until it is set. It should be spongy, but still moist.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle 2 tsp of the herbs down the center of the omelet and spoon all but 2 TBS of the sour cream over the herbs.  
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
Whisk the remaining sour cream with the milk. Fold the omelet in half.  Spoon the milk/sour cream mixture over the omelet and sprinkle with the remaining herbs. Serve immediately. 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins
I am on pins and needles until I see the dress.  We will be watching all of the festivities from the best seats in the country, on our sofa in front of the telly.  
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins
The excitement over this wedding is really tangible. I was watching the news people today speak to a few people in the crowds gathering around the Windsor wedding route, from both sides of the pond and there is a real feeling of happiness and gaiety in abundance!  You just have to smile. 
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins 
With all that is negative in this world, this wedding is a lovely spot of sunshine and positivity. I am sorry that Meghan's dad isn't well enough to walk her down the aisle, but well pleased that Prince Charles has stepped up to do the Honor.  It says a lot about how much she is already loved by the Royal family.  I wish them all the happiness in the world.  
Souffle Omelet & Cornbread Muffins

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