RECIPE

Muffins

Add a welcome warmth to a cool-weather breakfast.

Author:Inspired by Sunset magazine
Yield:12 muffins
Cook time: 00:25
Category:Bread/Dough
Cuisine:American
Rating:
 (2)

Ingredients

2 cups unbleached white flour
3 tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cups milk
egg
4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F (210 °C). Grease muffin pan or line with paper cup liners and set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; make a well in the center. Combine milk, egg and butter in a measuring cup and mix well.
  3. Pour liquid all at once into the flour mixture. Mix only slightly to combine and do not over-mix (12 to 15 strokes just until dry ingredients are moistened). Batter should have lumps.
  4. Fill each prepared muffin cup 2/3 full with batter.
  5. Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. Remove from pans immediately.
Blueberry
  1. VARIATION: Prepare Muffins (above) but increase sugar to 1/2 cup and stir 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries into flour mixture before making the well.
Jam
  1. VARIATION: Put one teaspoon of jam in the center of muffins just before baking.
Orange
  1. VARIATION: Prepare Muffins, increasing sugar to 1/2 cup and add 1 tablespoon grated orange peel; substitute 1/4 cup orange juice for 1/4 of the milk.
Nut
  1. VARIATION: Prepare Muffins, increase sugar to 1/2 cup and stir 1/2 cup chopped nuts into flour mixture before making the well.
Raisin
  1. VARIATION: Prepare muffins, stir 3/4 cups raisins into the flour mixture before making the well.
Whole
  1. WHEAT VARIATION: Prepare muffins, substituting 1 cup whole wheat four for 1 cup of the flour.