Sheer perfection in my opinon! Give this recipe a try and see if you don't agree!
Richard's grandfather was a baker. Fortuneatly, one of his recipes has survived and it's actually one we make often. I would rather eat whole wheat muffins, which is also a favorite family recipe, but every once in a while I crave blueberry muffins. The berries were on sale this week at the market so today after work, I stirred up a batch to have for dinner.
Today was also our first snow of the season, so muffins seemed a perfect way to celebrate! Yes, I like snow and feel it needed to be recognized with a special celebration! Since we are watching our fat intake, I adjusted the original recipe to reflect that. Instead of the 1/2 cup of melted shortening called for in the recipe, I added 1/2 cup of applesauce. Otherwise I made no changes to the recipe. I probably could have eliminated the egg yolk, using only the white, but I chose not to. I guess it depends on my mood?!
This is a no fail recipe and they always turn out light and fluffy. Having a good muffin recipe is crucial this time of year, don't you think? Soup and a muffin...a perfect evening meal on a cold winter's day!
Quick White Muffins
2 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
Combine above ingredients and add:
1 c. milk
1/2 cup applesauce
Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
*Note-for blueberry muffins add 1 c. blueberries and decrease milk to 3/4 c.