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This morning I decided I need to get back into how I pictured my blog being, which is actually making the recipes and posting them. The last couple of years have been hard for me to find time to do this. I really enjoyed it when I started this blog, so I’m going to get back to it. I picked a recipe at random. Homemade muffins sounded really good for breakfast and this recipe titled Velvet Muffins was the pick.
This homemade muffin recipe has five ingredients. It starts with sifting the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar together.
Sift together the dry ingredients and add the butter. You’ll need to rub the butter into the flour with your hands until it feels fine.
Then mix in the egg and milk. The batter is really thick, almost like dough. I did add another dash of milk since the mix felt dry.
After mixing well, divide the batter into the muffin tins. I find it handy to use a cookie dough scoop.
The recipe says to bake them in a hot oven for 20 minutes. Using the measurement conversion, I decided to go with 400 degrees. I pulled them out around 15 minutes and a toothpick came out clean.
The muffins are delicious! They were gone within a half hour this morning. They have a very smooth texture and unlike any homemade muffins I’ve had before. The recipe is a keeper. The only thing I felt was missing is salt. Next time I make these, I will try adding some salt to the mix and see if that improves the flavor. My husband said he wouldn’t change a thing and loved them. I didn’t even think he would try one because muffins aren’t really his thing, but he surprised me and ate three. The cost of this recipe came out to be $0.72 for the whole batch not including the butter and jam on top.
One thing that I will also do different next time is use a well greased muffin tin without wrappers. The bottom bit stuck to the wrappers no matter how carefully the wrapper was removed.
Sift together two cups best pastry flour, already once sifted; one even teaspoon cream of tartar, and a scant half teaspoon soda. Rub a generous tablespoon butter through the flour until it feels fine and granulated. Beat an egg thoroughly, add to it one cup sweet milk and turn into the flour and other ingredients. Beat thoroughly. When smooth and light put into well greased muffin rings, filling about two-thirds full, Bake 20 minutes in a hot oven.
A. C. Jochmus – 18 May 1913 – The San Francisco Call
Velvet Muffins by Mrs. Jochmus
Homemade muffin recipe from 1913
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 cup milk
Sift together two cups best pastry flour, already once sifted; one even teaspoon cream of tartar, and a scant half teaspoon soda.
Rub a generous tablespoon butter through the four until it feels fine and granulated.
Beat an egg thoroughly, add to it one cup sweet milk and turn into the flour and other ingredients. Beat thoroughly.
When smooth and light put into well greased muffin rings, filling about two-thirds full.
Bake 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven.