Tuesday, March 13, 2007

French Breakfast Puffs


Puffs:

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsps. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk

Topping:

1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsps. butter or margarine, melted

Beat 1/3 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and egg in mixing bowl at medium speed until creamy and well-blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in separate bowl. Add to butter/sugar/egg mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.

Spoon into lightly greased miniature muffin pans, filling two-thirds full.

Bake at 350° for approximately 15 minutes.

While muffins are baking, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; set aside.

When muffins spring back from gentle touch, remove from oven and immediately remove from pans.

Dip the top portion of each muffin in 2 Tbsps. melted butter and then in cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Yield: 28 miniature muffins

Notes: These are quite good, but lacked a sweetness inside. I think I'll add some vanilla to the batter next time around.

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4 Comments:

At 5:47 AM, Anonymous Stephanie said...

Oh, they look yummy!
Stephanie
www.thewrittenword.wordpress.com

 
At 4:38 AM, Blogger Les said...

Stephanie - They are, but as I noted they really do lack a bit of inner sweetness. Now that I think of it, perhaps what they need is a little bit of jam!

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Mysterious Visitor said...

This is similar to a recipe I have in an old Betty Crocker recipe book, but it said to roll the entire muffin in melted butter and then roll the whole thing in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. I would have to consult the recipe I have to be sure, but I remember these having an AMAZING texture inside and tasting a lot like those old Hostess Crumb Cakes used to in the old days...! :D

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Les said...

Mysterious Vistitor - Yum. I think anything with butter and cinnamon-sugar is sure to be a hit! Time to make these again. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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