I don't like my cornmeal muffins to be really crunchy, so I warmed up the milk and let the cornmeal soak. I ended up with a muffin that's crispy on the outside and just the right texture on the inside. These tasted just like the ones I first made in home ec. class. If you like the idea of cornmeal muffins but not the texture (gritty) these are for you. They are for us.