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Muffins are examples of thick batter breads with variations and may be baked in a pan or in individual tins. Muffins add variety and delight to any meal.

Plain Muffins

The simplest form of muffin is the plain, or one-egg, muffin. However, any kind of fruit, nuts or other ingredients can be added for variety.

Plain Muffins

(Serves Six)

Ingredients

  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter

Directions

  1. Mix and sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder, and add milk and beaten egg.
  2. Stir in melted butter.
  3. Fill well-greased muffin pans about two-thirds full of the mixture and bake for about 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Muffins containing blueberries can be made successfully only in blueberry season, but other fruit, such as dates or cranberries, may be used in place of the blueberries.

Blueberry Muffins

(Serves Six)

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

  1. Cream the butter, and add sugar gradually.
  2. Stir in beaten egg and milk. Reserve 1/4 cup of flour, and mix remainder with salt and baking powder.
  3. Stir dry ingredients into the first mixture.
  4. Next, mix the 1/4 cup of flour with berries and fold into batter.
  5. Fill well-greased muffin pans about two-thirds full of the batter, and bake 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Date Muffin Recipe

The recipe given for blueberry muffins may be used for date muffins by substituting dates for blueberries. To prepare the dates, wash them in warm water, rinse them in cold water and then dry between towels. Cut them with a sharp knife lengthwise along the seed, remove the seed and then cut each date into three or four pieces.

Corn Muffin Recipe

To many, corn-meal muffins are more agreeable than plain white-flour muffins. Corn meal gives a tasty flavor and appearance and increases the nutrition value.

Corn-Meal Muffins

(Serves Six)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter

Directions

  1. Mix and sift corn meal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Add milk and well-beaten egg, and stir in melted butter.
  3. Fill well-greased muffin pans two-thirds full, and bake 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Graham Muffins Recipe

Graham flour and wheat flour give a pleasant variety to the basic muffin. Sour milk is used in the recipe here, but if there is no sour milk in supply, sweet milk and baking powder may be used instead, with the correct proportion of soda for the molasses. If the taste of molasses is undesirable, other liquid (like milk) may be substituted for it.

Graham Muffins

(Serves Six)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup graham flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter

Directions

  1. Mix and sift graham and white flour, soda and salt.
  2. Put the bran that sifts out back into the mixture.
  3. Add milk, molasses and well-beaten egg to the dry ingredients, and stir in melted butter.
  4. Fill well-greased muffin pans two-thirds full and bake for about 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Rice Muffin Recipe

Rice may be combined with white flour if variety is desired. Cereals other than rice may be used in exactly the same quantity and in the same way in making muffins.

Rice Muffins(Serves Six)

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup hot, cooked rice
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter

Directions

  1. Mix and sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt, and add half of the milk and beaten egg.
  2. Mix the remaining half of the milk with rice and add to mixture.
  3. Stir in melted butter last.
  4. Fill well-greased muffin pans two-thirds full, and bake 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Bran Muffin Recipe

The particular value of bran muffins lies in the laxative quality that they introduce into the diet. In addition, they are tasty and superior to many other kinds of muffins.

Bran Muffins(Serves Six)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cup bran
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg

Directions

  1. Mix and sift flour, soda, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add bran, milk, molasses and well-beaten egg.
  3. Fill well-greased muffin pans about two-thirds full, and bake 25 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Resources

Woman”s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (2006). Woman”s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1. Retrieved May 4, 2008, from the Project Gutenberg eBook Website: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext06/8loc110h.htm#MUFFIN_RECIPES.

 Posted on : September 18, 2013