I thought I would share one of our family's Muffin Monday favorites with you. It is a terrific recipe for anytime of the year, but the spices make it a wonderful choice for a crisp fall day.
Presenting the starting line-up:
1 cup soft butter 1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs 2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups applesauce (preferably unsweetened) 4 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 cup nuts, chopped
2 teaspoons ground allspice Powdered Sugar
|(Camera cast an unusual whitish color on top of the applesauce. Please note, this is not fungus!!)|
Cream butter and sugar.
Bake the muffins right away or refrigerate until ready to bake. I did the latter, so the batter holds the shape of the scoop.
I found this much loved recipe in a Southern Sideboards cookbook given to me as a wedding gift 29 years ago! It is a great cookbook! I use it often. If your local bookstore does not carry this cookbook, it can be found at the following link:
MS Junior League Southern Sideboard Cookbook
I end by saying that if you decide to use my Monday-Friday breakfast method, don't forget to add in dried cereal somewhere in the line-up. To this day, my boys will not eat dried cereal! They will eat any type of cooked cereal such as oatmeal, cream of wheat, and even my two childhood favorites, Ralston and Malt-O-Meal, but cold cereal...forget about it! Do you think this will be a topic of conversation with their future wives?!
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