I've been, as time and energy allow, working my way through the 1896 Fannie Farmer cookbook - hitting the recipes that I don't actually find repugnant. Since I've yet to make it out of the "Breads" section that hasn't proven a huge challenge yet.
So, for Twin Mountain Muffins...
Flavor: YUM! Fluffy, slightly sweet, very tender. Would make an excellent signature accompaniment at either breakfast or dinner at a diner someplace.
Difficulty: Follow the directions. This one is easy and reasonably fast.
How close did I stick to the original?: I only had a cast iron (not tin) gem pan so used that, and I used the Kitchen-aid Mixer to knock it together. I guesstimated the right oven temperature to be 375F, and it seemed to work.
Now, to the recipe...
Twin Mountain Muffins
|1/4 cup butter||3/4 cup milk|
|1/4 cups sugar||2 cups flour|
|1 egg||3 tsp baking powder|
Cream the butter; Add the sugar and egg well beaten; sift the baking powder with flour and add to the first mixture, alternating with milk. Bake in buttered tin gem pans for 25 minutes. (at 375F - modern addition)
Comments: With a 3.25" wide "cup" in the gem pan, I got four muffins a bit over 3" tall out of the deal. At this size, 1 muffin equals one person. I suspect by going with a cupcake sized pan you'd get more muffins - but expect them to be very filling regardless of size.