Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Recipe from the 70's ...American muffins

I found some old recipes of mine, from when I was a young Mum in the 1970’s …thought I would try a few again and share them with you.... this is the first one ....Muffins ....nearly forgot to take a photo though.... half already had been eaten..

 My American Muffins

8oz S R Flour
1 ½ oz caster sugar
½ tsp salt
2 ½ level tsp baking power
4oz dried fruit …any mixture
4 tbs melted margarine
8 fl oz milk
1 egg

Prepare a 12 cup muffin pan…either oil and flour or use cupcake cases

Heat oven  to 190C, (400F, Gas mark 5)  and then melt the margarine in a pan …set aside, but keep warm
Put all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and give them a mix.
Whisk the egg until it is frothy and then  stir into to the milk
Pour milk mixture into the dry mix and stir rapidly
As soon as it is mixed, pour in the margarine and incorporate it to create a batter.
As soon as the batter is formed spoon it into the cups or cases …about ¾ full makes the 12.

Bake for about 20 minutes …ovens vary …test at 15 mins with a  skewer, if unsure

These are not too sweet ...great for breakfast if you use dried cranberries.... great with a cup of tea if you need a snack ...there was a note to use chopped dates as a variation ...think I must try that too.

Take Care xx.


Arkansas Patti said...

They look yummy and I had to laugh that half were all ready eaten. I usually only make 6 for I am known to eat the whole batch.I try not to make them often though just yesterday I made some cranberry, orange ones and ate them all.Yikes.

Rian said...

Angie, why do you call them *American* muffins? Are English/Scottish ones different?

Alison said...

Mmmmmm! They look delicious Angie! They wouldn't last long in this house either! xx

JoZart said...

Thanks for visiting and glad you keep in touch. I am adding my name as a follower so I can keep an eye on too. I thought it was already there until I was looking for your blog. Those muffins look good but DH is trying to lose weight so I am not baking.
lots of love Jo x

Deb said...

they look delicious! I buy a lot of muffins and have been thinking I must make my own, will be much better I think!

BumbleVee said...

hi Angie...thanks for stopping over to check out my bread..... I have lots of muffins on that blog too...I think, next to biscotti...muffins are my fav thing to make. If you need a recipe for any particular one...let me know...I probably have a good one for you to try.

My husband takes lunches to I freeze each muffin in a little baggy almost as soon as I bake them...or we too, will eat several before I get them frozen...and I don't want to have to bake more than one batch per week....I want to do other things too..... ...hahahha....

famfa said...

Sounds delish. Would like to try them with blueberries