Difficulty: EasyCook Time: 20 min
1 tablespoon melted fat
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts
(What is melted fat??? I used shortening….)
Cream the fat with the sugar, add the beaten egg (when did they even say to beat the egg?) then add the milk alternately with the sifted ingredients. (When did they say to combine and sift the ingredients? What ingredients? I assumed they meant the baking powder and flour. And I didn’t sift it. Sifting is for the birds. The only thing I ever sift is powdered sugar because it makes better icing if you sift it….)
Lastly, add the floured nuts. (WHAT floured nuts? They said to SIFT! If I wasn’t sifting the baking powder and flour, what was I sifting? Now the nuts are supposed to be floured? When/where did that happen? I just dumped the nuts in there. Unfloured. I’m a rogue.)
Bake in greased muffin pans at 400-425 degrees (WHAT?! I have a choice??? I have a digital oven, so I set it at 412-degrees. I’m indecisive.) for 20 minutes.
Split each cake, butter it, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon or with grated maple sugar and chopped nuts. (What is maple sugar? I want some, whatever it is.)
Serve with afternoon tea!
(These were really good! For breakfast. I don’t have time for afternoon tea.)
Categories: Breads, Muffins, Other Breads
Submitted by: suzanne-mcminn on June 5, 2010
Suzanne, I love your editorial comments in your recipes. I am so ruined that I can barely follow a boring ‘vanilla’ recipe anymore that doesn’t have roguish comments mixed into the directions! You crack me up!
On June 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm
Ah, maple sugar!It’s made from maple sap that is boiled down until it crystalized (beyond the maple syrup stage) and then ground up. They sell it a lot in Maine but you can find it elsewhere, online. It acts a lot like regular sugar and you can use it in cookies, cakes or these tea cakes and it gives a lovely maple flavor to them. King Arthur Flour Company sells it online along with a lot of other special baking supplies. I know that maple syrup is produced in West Virginia so it should be available somewhere in your area.
On November 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm