NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31:  Ina Garten attends Ina Garten in Conversation with Danny Meyer at 92nd Street Y on January 31, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
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Ina Garten's Simple Ingredient Tip For Moist Cornbread Muffins
It's no secret that celebrity chef Ina Garten is a fan of cornbread, and she has a perfect (and easy) fix for dry cornbread muffins that involves just one simple ingredient.
Garten revealed that when she makes cornbread muffins, she uses finely ground cornmeal, which absorbs the wet ingredients better and makes for a moister texture.
The larger the grind of cornmeal, the slower the grains will absorb your wet ingredients, which means that cornbread muffins made with coarser cornmeal often turn out dry.
If using fine cornmeal still doesn’t give you the moisture you want, try adding buttermilk to your batter as a substitute for milk or sour cream, which should help to soften it up.