Muffins Basic Recipe

2 cups Sifted All Purpose Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
2 tbs Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Egg
1 cup Milk
3 tbs Melted Shortening

*** Sift dry ingredients together. Combine egg, milk and shortening (slightly cooled). Pour into flour mixture and mix just enough to moisten. Pour into greased muffin pans or paper baking cups. Bake in 400F oven for 20-25 minutes.

*** Variations;
Blueberry Muffins
--follow recipe for basic muffins, adding to the sifted dry ingredients, 1 cup frozen blueberries (thawed).

Date Muffins
--follow recipe for basic muffin adding 1 cup chopped pitted dates to dry ingredients.

Bran Muffins
--follow recipe for basic muffins, substituting 1 cup of bran for 1 cup of the flour, molasses for the sugar and using 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup of the milk.

Yield: 18 Muffins

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana