Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Plain Cheap Muffins

I whipped up these muffins last night for dinner. The recipe comes from, if you've never checked this website out, you should, it has a lot of great ideas!
Plain Cheap Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1/4 cup oil (I used 1/4 cup melted butter - so yummy!)
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4-1/2 cup sugar (I used closer to 1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 cups flour
In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients (if using melted butter, add the milk slowly to the butter while whisking before the egg so you do not scramble the egg!). Whisk well. Measure in baking powder and flour. Mix well until all dough particles are moistened. **Do not over mix!! 20-30 strokes is enough** Turn muffin mix into well oiled muffin tins (I used a 12 muffin tin). Bake for 20 minutes.
Very yummy and very cheap ;)


Liz said...

Sounds yummie - always like a cheap muffin recipe. I have a Corn spoon bread recipe, using Jiffy Corn Bread mix...but I didn't have that mix in my pantry. So I went online and found a clone to it. It tastes exactly like Jiffy, and I used it in the spoon bread recipe - and I had all the ingredients!!! I know Jiffy mixes are cheap, but this is homemade and tastes exactly like it! I'll post it on my blog. Hope the schedule goes better. Don't worry you are busy with the little ones. Once they grow up and start school full-time you will have a better schedule. Right now just relax and watch them grow - they grow way too fast, take it from me - Becca will be 12 next week!

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow