Wednesday, September 26, 2012
AKA Morning Perfection
I knew something was off all night.
Someone had fooled with the thermostat. I won't mention any names but he might think he's like the head of a law enforcement office or something.
Or an Indian Tribe.
I'm a finely tuned machine. Throw me off a degree or two and my whole being begins to self destruct. So it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out after I had the third straight dream involving fire, ovens, and suffocation that HE WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS had done a little manipulation of the temperature.
So there was a long period of early morning time when I lay awake, sweating, and plotting my revenge.
Of course, I suppose you think I should have just gotten up and adjusted the temperature, but that would have been much too easy.
And also, now that I think about it, pretty darn smart.
But anyway, when I wasn't planning the horrible things I was going to do to get him back, I was thinking about my favorite recipes and the ones I would want to take with me into the Witness Protection Program if ever the need arose.
Seriously, you're gonna have to cut me some slack because it's premiere week! of all my favorite shows and it's therefore totally possible that Tony DiNozzo or Mr. Reese from Person of Interest might show up at my door at any time and present me with an exciting new identity (I'm pretty sure my name would be Gladys) that would plunge me into a secret life of international espionage.
And Gladys might be a spy, but clearly Gladys would also need to cook.
There's absolutely no doubt that this would be one of the recipes I'd pack for my new life.
It's been around forever, and it's known by a lot of names. The most common is French Breakfast Puffs.
Around our house (AKA The Den of Thermal Torture) they're known just as humble Cinnamon Sugar Muffins because I was never above changing the name of a recipe if I thought it would raise the chances of the boys actually trying them.
I'm sure at least once, years ago, I served a meal of Lego Soup and Power Ranger Salad.
You do what you have to do.
But whatever you call them, these little jewels are probably in my Top 5. All time Top 5.
And that speaks volumes.
Now, any time the boys are here for a visit they're a guaranteed breakfast must-have.
Make up your own name if necessary, but make them immediately.
French Breakfast Puffs
(Cinnamon Sugar Muffins)
1/3 c. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 c. milk
extra sugar and cinnamon
1. Mix shortening, sugar and egg in electric mixer.
2. Sift together the flour, Baking powder, salt and nutmeg
3. Stir the dry ingredients into the shortening mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
4. Fill a 12- cup muffin pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
5. While still hot remove from muffin pan and roll each muffin in first melted butter, then in a mixture of about 1 cup sugar and 1-2 T. cinnamon (depending upon your taste)
Hope You love 'em...