...man shall not live by bread alone...
...but if you had to live on bread/muffins alone, you could happily live on these.
Stuck on a deserted island? Take these muffins (and a raft).
If I weren't already HAPPILY married, I'd marry these muffins.
If these muffins were one of my kids, I could EASILY pick a favorite.
On death row and requesting your last meal? I hate to sound repetitive, but ask for THESE muffins.
If you haven't got the picture yet, these are quite possibly the best conference muffins I have ever made.
Mini Butter Puffs
loosely based on a recipe from Joy of Cooking
Makes 2 dozen standard size muffins, or 4-5 dozen mini muffins (I like the mini...you can eat them like popcorn.)
4 cups flour
2 T baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 large eggs
2 cup sour cream
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) warm melted butter
1-2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375. Coat muffin cups with baking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, sugar and butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over-mix. The batter should not be smooth. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted into one or two muffins comes out clean (about 10 minutes for mini muffins, 12 minutes for standard size muffins.)
Melt butter in a small bowl. Combine sugar and cinnamon in shallow bowl. While muffins are still quite warm, remove from muffin pan. Dip the entire muffin (one at a time) in melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar. Set on a wire rack to cool.