Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Morning Muffin

Cold, snowy morning?

First, put the kettle on, it's cold out there.
Now you're wanting something fresh baked to munch on.  Perhaps something as easy as a muffin, but with the light yeasty texture of a dinner roll and the buttery, crispy edges that come from backing in a tin?
Yeast Muffins.  They were easy, on the table in 30 minutes.  They are also aerodynamic (don't ask, but due to a problem with the oven shelf, a few of the muffins were lost on re-entry) .

Mix 1 and 1/8 teaspoons active dry yeast (half a package)
1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
Let stand 5 minutes while you preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl mix:

2 cups self rising flour
1 Tablespoons plus 1/2  teaspoon sugar
Add yeast mixture to flour mixture and stir in:

6 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
1 small egg whisked (if you use an extra large or jumbo egg, remove about a teaspoon of the egg mixture)

Batter will be slightly lumpy

Spoon batter into 6-8 lightly greased muffin tins(depending on how big you wish them)
Bake in preheated oven about 20-23 minutes until lightly golden

Serve with butter, honey or preserves and some hot  infused tea to drink ( for that husband who shoveled not just your sidewalk and drive, but also that of the Veteran  in his 60's who lives next door.)
Happy New Year Everyone!


  1. Happy New Year Brigid and Followers.
    We did an early dinner out at the Macaroni Grill and then home to watch old Bob Hope movies until midnight, then we just crashed. :)

  2. Happy New Years immagikman! We watched the 50th anniversary special of Dr. Who which had been taped for us, and each had a small crystal glass with a shot of Bulleit Rye and watched it snow. An excellent New Years Eve.

  3. Looks like you have had a nice dinner out and evening in at home with Partner! Twinings English Breakfast is a good choice, and though I am partial to Earl Grey, I did grow up with English Breakfast.

    Now, is that a Tardis Tea-box I spy? How cool! My monkeys destroyed all my tea-balls ages past, so I have long been relegated to using teabags. :(

  4. Have a great New Year..... 2014

  5. Happy New Year, Brigid!!!

    Did Barkley catch the fliers?

  6. Happy New Year to you and yours. After trying the Eggnog Pancakes earlier this week, I am now going to have to try the muffins at first chance. Thinking they might be good with added cinnamon and raisins or blueberries.

  7. Happy new year. Love the tardis tea box. Way cool.

  8. Joan - the same wishes for you and your household.

    Monkeywrangler. That IS a Tardis Tea Infuser. Someone put it in Partner's Christmas Stocking this year. (It's from Think

  9. We tried the muffins and they were great! Keep'um coming!

  10. Happy New Year one and all. Brigid, I had to look at the link and check the menu. That food and menu selections look yummy. My mouth is watering unfortunately, I live in So Cal, aka sprouts country. The good news is I just pulled a roasted chicken off the gas grill. Waiting for the roasting potatoes then we dig in.

  11. Earl Jones - I'm glad you tried them. I will be making them again, as well. Have a great New Year.

    Blaine Jones - enjoy the warm weather and the family.

    Marty - he was asleep in the office when they hit the floor.

    Keads - to you as well, my friend.

  12. You realize of course that you didn't mention bacon? But hey that bread will make up for that, I can almost smell the steamy goodness as it came out of the oven.

  13. Sunnybrook Farm - we just finished off the last of the ham made for our little Christmas get together with the U of I bunch. We'll break into the bacon this weekend!

    We got about 8 inches of snow. Partner just went back out and re-shoveled, not a small chore as we have a long driveway, and did the neighbors front walk and steps. We're supposed to get another 3-5 inches and hopefully that will be it.

  14. That does sound like a dreamy New Years Eve...but here it is, the first day of the year, and you are already making me feel inadequate...I have bread flour, AP flour, and whole wheat flour...but no self-rising flour.

  15. Happy New Year Bridget,
    I made the Morning Muffins, they were delicious. We had them for lunch, very filling. You only need to make 6 and you still have lots left over.
    I also made the no pan french loaf to go with our meal on Jan 1st, needles to say it's all gone enjoyed by all :-))

  16. McVities and Twinings, eh ? I certainly am at home at your place. We are twin sisters of different parents ! You are the brighter sister !

  17. (Belated) Happy New Year! Glad you are doing well; hope this is the year for reconnection.


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