Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Friday, September 14, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday for September 14
Today I'm going to share a very favorite muffin recipe I've been making for years. It seems like a nice treat for fall.
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamom, optional
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
Melted butter and cinnamon-sugar for top
Sift together the first 7 ingredients; set aside. In a bowl, combine
the oil, egg, and milk; stir in dry ingredients just until combined.
Batter will be lumpy. Place batter in 12 greased muffin cups, filling
the cups only half full. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 20 to 25
minutes until golden brown. While muffins are still hot, remove from
tins and dip the tops in melted butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Place
on a wire rack to cool, or serve immediately. 1/4 cup margarine will be
more than enough for dipping the muffins.
Yield: 12 muffins
These are probably our very favorite muffins in our family. They are
quick and easy to make.
** If you don't have cinnamon-sugar on hand, you can do this: Mix 3/4
cup sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Use what you need for this recipe;
store the remainder in a jar or tin for future use. **
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.