Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It was a bit of a mystery - But as it turns out, I was making muffins!

I wouldn't say I have a process that I am following as I cook my way through my Grandma's recipe boxes, but I see a pattern or routine that has developed.  It usually starts with a sit down session on Friday night or Saturday morning.  It could be something catches my eye, or I am hungry for something, or Bubba says he is hungry for something.   I'll start thumbing through the boxes,  find what I'm looking for, read the recipe, read it again, do my best to make it, take a picture and then write about it.  But in the case of this post's recipe, it was just simple curiousity that made me pick this one. It started like any other recipe search on a Saturday morning, I was  looking for something made with strawberries, so I started flipping through recipes, and as I moved through the bread section (which preceeds the dessert section) I come across this recipe that doesn't have a name.  Yep, it just starts right in with ingredients...I guess the name of it wasn't important.  So, as I start, I have no idea what I am really making.  It's kind of exciting!  I really can't tell what I am making, other than it has a bunch of stuff I love...yeast, vanilla, cinnamon, nuts and it is supposed to raise and it goes in a muffin pan.  So do I have rolls?  Are they muffins?  I guess I'll just have to make it and find out.

It's kind of funny how it could be such a "thrill" to be making something you have no idea what it is.  OK, so my life is a little boring and I have to get my excitement from an untitled recipe...but hey...I'm digging it and I am sure my Grandma is loving it. I can hear hear her urging me on, with a sweet little laugh thinking this is good, clean fun! Besides, it's a big baseball weekend and that is giving me just about all the excitement I can handle....the 'Mojo" couldn't make the road trip...but his collar did...hoping for good things!!!  So while I keep up with the game, I'll see if I can figure this one out.

Soften 1 cake yeast in lukewarm water. (I used 1 pkg. rapid rise yeast)
  1 C milk
  2 TB Sugar
  1/2 C Shortening (I used butter)
  1 Tsp Salt
Cook to Lukewarm
Add 1 C flour and beat well
Add softened yeast
Add 2 well-beaten eggs
Add 2 1/4 C Flour
Add 1 Tsp vanilla
Cover, let rise 1 1/2 hrs or until light
Stir down and add 1 C sugar, 1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon, 1/2 C nuts cut fine.
Fill muffin tins half full, let raise 30 min, cook 30 mins at 375 degrees.
Makes 2 1/2 Doz.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you decided to make this recipe even if you didn't know what on earth it would be! Sounds like fun.


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