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Caprese Corn Muffin Sandwiches

Tomato, basil and mozzarella. Let me count the ways. This culinarily powerful trio comes in the form of salads, sandwiches, and pasta, oh my. And, today, these three delightful ingredients are proud to make their delicious debut in a Brit kitchen concoction: the Caprese Corn Muffin Sandwich! Great for an hors d'oeuvres, brunch party or quick snack, we recommend making a meal of it by serving one darling muffin on a bed of fresh arugula. 

Ingredients:
– 1 cup flour
– 1 cup cornmeal
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella
– 2 tbsp baking powder
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 2 eggs
– 1 1/2 sticks melted butter
– 1 3/4 cup milk
– 1/4 cup pine nuts
– 1/4 cup basil + 6 large basil leaves
– 2 tomatoes, sliced
– 1 large mozzarella or burrata ball
– optional: arugula, lemon juice, olive oil

First, gather your ingredients. We like to use measuring cups as our prep bowls so everything is ready to go. Now, preheat the oven 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, cornmeal, shredded mozzarella, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl mix together butter, milk, and two eggs. Sprinkle 1/4 cup chopped basil into the egg mixture. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, and mix away!

Use non-stick oil spray to oil your muffin pan. If you don't have spray, simple pour a little oil on a paper towel and oil each muffin pan cavity.

Spoon batter into muffin pan. We like big fat tops on our muffins, so each muffin cavity is more than full. Bake for about 20 minutes, but be sure to check after 15.

While the muffins are cooking, slice up your tomato. Get your mozzarella or burrata ready. Since we used burrata, pre-slicing doesn't make sense because it's so creamy in the middle.

Take your muffins out and let cool. 

Now, time to assemble your sandwiches.

First cut one muffin in half. Add the cheese and tomato. Sprinkle a little salt & pepper, as desired.

Add a leaf of basil.

Top with the muffin top (of course!) and you've got your first Caprese Corn Muffin Sandwich.

Repeat with as many muffins as you like and you're done!

How do you get inspired by classic salads and sandwiches in the kitchen? Have you tried any of our recent recipes? We'd love to  hear from you. Leave us a note in the comments below or send a note to hello@hellobrit.com. Happy Cooking!