Alas...here in all of it's splendid isolation is the last French Breakfast Puff.
I made a fresh batch the other morning and the rest are all gone, far too yummy to be hanging around for very long ~ these are really addictive. (Actually I didn't eat them all, I have a little restraint, some I gave away; I shared the calories so to speak.)
What makes this recipe so appealing is not only the deliciousness of the puffs but the ease of which they are made and the ingredients, which everyone usually has in their pantry.
Because I can't share a freshly baked one with you I decided to give you the recipe, one of those 'old-timey' ones that has held up over time. It is from the Betty Crocker Cookbook, remember her? Mine is tattered and falling apart but I still use some of the recipes, including this one.
~ French Breakfast Puffs ~
Mix together thoroughly...
1/3 C soft shortning
1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 Cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Stir in alternately with...
1/2 C milk
Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake in 350 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
Immediately roll in...
6 tbsps melted butter ( if using salted butter eliminate salt in batter)
then in a mixture of 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon.
Then sit down and enjoy!
These are quick and easy for a special morning treat, rather like a cake doughnut...of course you can also eat them at other times of the day, like I said they are rather addictive.