The UPS driver had a treat for me today. The John Wright Company sent me one of their cast iron flower muffin pans. The original Wrightsville Hardware Company was founded in 1880 near their present location in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Along with their foundries, they have a retail store and outlet in a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse on the bank of the lovely Susquehanna River. John Wright remains America’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer of cast iron products!! Their products are proudly made in the USA.
The first thing to note about this pan is its weight. One could easily get a great bicep workout just by lifting the pan a few times. The detail is also amazing. There are 7 different flowers and the name of each flower is written into each cast iron mold.
A nice assortment of recipes accompanied the pan. I chose to make the corn bread muffins. The recipe is as follows:
Corn Bread Muffins
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Yellow Corn Meal
1 Egg Well-Beaten
1 Cup Milk
5 Teaspoons Butter, Melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add corn meal. Add to mixture: egg, milk, and melted butter. Beat until smooth, but don’t overmix. Bake in the greased muffin pan at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
I made the above mixture and it filled the muffin pan exactly.
The muffins are a very generous size. As soon as they achieved the desired golden brown color, they were removed from the oven.
The muffins just lifted right out of the pan without any problem or sticking. The muffins were beautiful, big, and airy.
Add some butter and enjoy!
Don’t they look delicious?
I give this pan and the John Wright Company 2 thumbs up! I think I am going to have to try their cookie pans next. They have great cookie pans that have lots of neat designs like: Alphabet Cookie, Sweetheart Cookie, Sleigh Full O’Toys Cookie and many more. Their molded cookie recipes with these pans, I just have to try. All of the John Wright molds are coated with their exclusive non-stick coating, “Ironclad Non-Stick Coating” If you would like to purchase one of their pans you can call their toll free number for the nearest store, 1-800-444-9364. You can also order from their website at http://www.jwright.com
I hope you give their pans and recipes a try. I am telling you these are the most delicious corn muffins I have ever had. Try it, and see if you do not agree.