Very nice combination of sweet, heat and savoury! I substituted margarine for the shortening and had to add more than was called for - my bacon only produced about 1 tablespoon of fat (must have come from a skinny pig ;-). I also omitted the sugar as I personally felt the corn would provide enough sweeteness, and I think it was a good call. The 12 muffins needed 18 minutes at 220 C, and were definitely at their prime when still warm! Thank you for the lovely recipe!