Grilled Cornmeal English muffins topped with Candied Bacon, a Fried egg, smoked Blueberry Bourbon compote and finished with roasted sweet Corn.
For Grilled Kodiak Cake Cornmeal English Muffins
1C Kodiak Cakes Cornbread Mix
1C Kodiak Cakes All Purpose Mix
1/2C Powdered Milk
1T Granulated Sugar + pinch
1 packet dry Yeast
1/3C Warm Water
1C Hot Water
2T Smoked Simple Syrup
Non stick Spray
Preheat Grill to (325F) with griddle inside.
Combine the Hot water, Powdered Milk, 1 T Sugar, Salt, and Shortening. Whisk until combined, and let cool.
In a small bowl combine the warm water, pinch of sugar, and yeast. Allow yeast to bloom about 3-4 minutes then add it to the Powdered Milk mix.
Add the Cornbread mix and the AP Mix and stir until combined and lumps are gone. Cover and let rest 30 minutes.
Place Ring molds on the griddle and Spray well with Nonstick Spray.
Very gently stir the dough once, then add a scoop to each ring mold. Molds should be about 1/3 full.
Spray a cookie sheet with non stick spray and place over the tops of the ring molds. Let cook 3-4 minutes and flip muffins keeping them in their molds.
Use a pastry brush to brush a layer of simple syrup over each muffin. Flip muffins again to brush Simple syrup over the other side and return to the griddle. Cook, uncovered, for an additional 2-3 minutes. ( both sides should have a caramelized layer of simple syrup and be a shiny caramel color.)
Remove from molds and top with 2 pieces of Bacon, fried egg, A spoonful of blueberry compote, and a sprinkle of roasted corn.
For Fried Eggs on the grill
Non Stick Spray
S&P to taste
Preheat grill to (350F) with Griddle inside.
Once hot, place ring molds on grill and cover base and sides in nonstick Spray.
Crack one egg per ring mold and sprinkle with S&P.
Cook for 10-15 minutes until just set (yolk should still be dark and runny when cut into)
Carefully remove the eggs from the molds and serve.
For Candied Bacon
1Lb Bacon ( not too fatty)
2T Dark Maple syrup
2T+ Brown Sugar
Cut all the bacon slices in half so you have twice as many shorter pieces.
Combine with the Sugar and Syrup until all the bacon is well coated.
Place Bacon directly on Grill (preheated to 350) for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. Let rest 5 minutes on wire rack before serving.
For Blueberry Bourbon Compote
2C Fresh Blueberries
1-2t Fresh Lemon zest
1T Smoked Simple syrup
1T Water (more if needed)
Set smoker to (350F) with small cast iron pan inside.
Combine Berries, Water, Sugar, and Smoked Simple Syrup.
Pour into the hot cast iron pan, close the lid, and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring 2-3x.
Add Bourbon, Lemon zest and more water if it’s getting too thick, and cook an additional 5-10 minutes.
For Roasted Corn
2 Ears Fresh sweet Corn
S&P to taste
Preheat smoker to (350F)
Brush corn in oil and sprinkle in salt and pepper. Place directly on the grill until golden and you can see grill marks throughout.
Remove from grill, let cool slightly, and cut kernels away.
Sprinkle them over the eggs Benedict.