Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Buttermilk muffins

Muffin mixes can range from 50 cents (Jiffy type, multipack  on sale) to as high as $6 for the some the high end ones. But even those you have often add an egg and or oil, increasing the price by a quarter or two.

In about 10 minutes you can make a dozen muffins, from scratch, one bowl, for less than 50 cents, and they are a whole lot better.

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In a bowl mix 1 cup milk with 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
Let sit about 8 minutes while you measure out everything else
whisk in:
1 large egg
a drop of vanilla
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar (up to 1/3 cup for sweeter breakfast muffins.)

Stir in (I like a big wooden spoon for this)
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder

Mix just until no dry areas remaining, about 30 good stirs, Do NOT overmix  Mixture will be QUITE lumpy.

Spoon into greased 12 cup muffin tin and bake at 400 F. for 20 minutes.

Serve with butter, honey or jam, or plain alongside of soup or stew.