*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        MUFFINS BASIC AND VARIATIONS
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Muffins                          Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Unbleached All-purpose Flour
    1       tb           Baking Powder
    2       tb           Granulated Sugar
    1       t            Salt
    1       ea           Large Egg
    1       c            Milk
      1/2   c            Vegetable Oil
   Grease 12 2 1/2-inch muffin cups.  Heat oven to 400
   degrees F. Sift Flour, baking powder, sugar and salt
   into a medium-sized bowl.  Stir to mix well.
   In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork.  Add milk and
   oil.  Add all at once to dry ingredients.
    Stir mixture only until dry ingredients are
   moistened.  Batter will be lumpy.
     Drop batter from a tablespoon into prepared muffins
   pans, filling each cup half to two-thirds full.
   Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove
   from pan and serve hot with butter, jam or marmalade.
   GINGER MUFFINS:  Add 1/2 Cup finely diced candied
   ginger to flour mixture before adding liquid.
   BANANA PECAN MUFFINS:  Prepare muffin batter but use
   only 1/2 cup milk. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/4
   t ground nutmeg to sifted flour.  Add 1 cup mashed,
   peeled banana with the egg, milk and oil. BLUEBERRY
   MUFFINS:  Toss 1 cup washed and well-drained fresh or
   frozen blueberries with sifted flour mixture before
   adding liquid. ORANGE MUFFINS:  Cut 2 peeled navel
   oranges into sections.  When batter is in the cups,
   place an orange section on top of each and sprinkle
   lightly with granulated sugar.
   CHEESE MUFFINS:  Fold 1/2 cup grated sharp yellow
   cheese into muffin mix with the last few strokes on
   batter.  Serve hot with scrambled eggs and bacon for a
   special breakfast. SURPRISE MUFFINS:  Fill muffin cups
   1/3rd full of batter.  Drop 1/2 t of your favorite
   jelly in center of batter.  Add batter to fill cup
   2/3rds full.  Kids just love these as you will.
   COCONUT MUFFINS:  Add 1 c Shredded coconut with the
   last few strokes of mixing.  For a snack have coconut
   muffins, butter and milk. CHIVE MUFFINS:  Fold 1/4 cup
   chives into the batter during the last few strokes and
   serve at dinner.  Great with a steak and salad.
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