Wednesday, May 26, 2010

French Breakfast Puffs

For a wedding shower gift my sweet mother-in-love gave me a cookbook with lots of yummy recipes in it. This is one of those recipes. I have also seen this recipe in about a dozen other cookbooks and I think each one is just a little bit different. Some recipes have you separating the egg, beating the egg whites and folding them in. That's not this one. This one is pretty basic but the results are anything but. It is a staple breakfast item at our house.

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
(1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
(2) In large bowl beat shortening and sugar until creamy.
(3) Beat in egg until smooth.
(4) Add the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Beat until just Incorporated.
(5) Add 1/2 cup of milk and beat briefly until ingredients are Incorporated.
(6) Bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes.
(7) Immediately take muffins and dip in melted butter and then in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
(8) Serve hot.

Helpful Hints:
(1) Once I thought I would save money and buy the store brand baking powder but soon discovered that it was really just a waste of money. Use a brand you trust. I've heard Watkins has an awesome baking powder.
(2) I'm a vanilla freak. I think I put it in anything I bake. Sometimes I even put a tsp. in here. A gal's got to have flavor you know.

1 comment:

  1. O.k. Julie, these are on my menu for the next week...looking forward to them.