Ah, muffins, the quintessential breakfast food! Okay, so maybe that's not the right usage of quintessential, but I really wanted to use quintessential this morning, and I was seeing no use for it around the house.
Ingredients: Brown sugar, shortening, vanilla, baking soda, powder milk and flour. My powder milk looks like its got this 'off-the-shoulder' thing going on...such a rebel.
First up, mix the brown sugar and shortening together
It's called 'creaming' and its purpose is to make air bubbles in the sugar. Or something.
Add the flour and the powdered milk
And baking soda and stir.
Add vanilla (I love recipes like these)
and water, and mix it all up.
Spoon into a muffin tin and bake!
The recipe makes a dozen, but by the time I got the camera out, there was only one left.
This is a "bare bones" recipe, meaning you can add whatever you like to it: raisins or craisins, any kind of nuts and so on. Have fun catering it to your family.
Brown Sugar Muffins
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup powder milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup water
Cream shortening and sugar together. Add flour, soda, powder milk and mix. Add vanilla and water and mix. Cook in a greased muffin tin for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.