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Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

For the Streusel Topping:

  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter

For the Muffins:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • egg, beaten

Heat oven to 400°F with oven rack in middle. Lightly spray 12 cups in a standard muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. You can use paper baking cups instead if you wish, which is what I do - but I still spray them lightly with Pam.

To Make the Streusel Topping:
Combine flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-sized pieces.
To Make the Muffins:
Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in center of the flour by pushing ingredients out toward sides of bowl.
Combine milk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg in a medium bowl. Pour milk mixture into the flour mixture, and stir only until the flour is moistened even though the batter is not smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl.
Divide batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them about 2/3 full. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of streusel over each muffin.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of a couple of muffins comes out dry. Cool slightly and remove from the pan.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Okay, first off I make up quite a bit of my “homemade bisquick” and keep it on hand for stuff like this. But I guess you can buy Bisquick if you want. I don’t know if it’s as good or not, I imagine they’re about the same.

Here’s that recipe:

6 c. all-purpose flour (sifted)
3 Tblspns baking powder
1 Tblspn salt
1/2 c. cold butter

Cut in butter in dry ingredients until thoroughly incorporated and store in refrigerator for up to 4 months

I’ve been using it for a while and after these tonight I still have enough for another batch.

Now...Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Pre-Heat oven to 400 F

2 1/2 c. bisquick mix
4 Tblspns COLD butter (half a stick) (plus 2 Tblspns for brushing on top)
1/4 tsp garlic powder (plus a pinch to add to melted butter brushed on top)
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
3/4 c. COLD milk

Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter to the dry ingredients, add milk and mix with your hands until combined but don’t over mix.

Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet in balls (some ppl use an ice cream scoop, but I use my hands and eyeball it) that are about 1/4 cup portions

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes

Melt the remaining 2 tblspns of butter with a pinch of salt and a pinch of garlic and brush on top as soon as you remove from oven.


1 comment :

  1. Can you have a giveaway of your metabolism so I can eat these please?


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