Friday, January 21, 2011

French Breakfast Puffs

When I was 16 my mother gave me Better Homes and Gardens Complete Step by Step Cook Book.  I couldn't wait to try one of the recipes.  This was the thing I chose first, French Breakfast Puffs.  Oh, the cinnamon just tastes so good in the morning on these muffins.

I have a few muffins to share with you.  This is the first of three.


French Breakfast Puffs


1/3 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon  cinnamon

6 tablespoon butter, melted

Cream shortening and sugar together.  Add in egg.  Mix dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.  Measure out milk.  Mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with milk.  End with the flour.  Place in muffin cups filling 2/3 of the way.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes.  While they are baking combine cinnamon and sugar.  In another bowl that is wide melt butter. When you remove the muffins from the oven dip them in butter and then the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Yield: 12 muffins.

7 comments:

Lynda said...

Mmmm, wish I had some of these to go with my coffee right now. I'll be trying these very soon!

Jennifurla said...

I want this whole breakfast...how yummy

kat said...

These remind me of the downtowners the local bakery makes, so good!

Mary said...

This is a wonderful older (not quite vintage) recipe. These really are delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love the sound of these! Cinnamon would be lovely in the morning, as you say. And something sweet is good too

Barbara Bakes said...

So fun to make a recipe from when you were young and still love it.

grace said...

these are great, lori--i love the cinnamon sugar topping. clearly. the eggs look mighty tempting too, i must say. :)

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