makes about 12-16 muffins
1 stick of butter
1 ½ cups sugar
Microwave to melt butter in bowl.
Blend in sugar.
Mix in eggs forming to an even yellow consistency.
Add the following dry ingredients to above mixture, adding ½ cup of half and half (you can use yogurt or buttermilk). If making non-fruit muffins add a little more half and half.
2 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
*This is the basic mixture. Here are some optional add ins:
About 1 cup blueberries and zest and juice of one lemon OR can use an orange-YUM!
About 1 cup fruit (strawberries, peaches, apples and cinnamon, 3 mashed bananas)
Cinnamon crunch-add about 1 cup chopped pecans, cinnamon to taste and dash of clove
Spray muffin tin and fill ¾ full. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Can use brown sugar and pecan pieces for apple and cinnamon, banana...
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Check tops for doneness. Cool for several minutes. Wrap muffins in cloth napkin in serving bowl to keep warm until serving time (I place bowl in microwave to keep them warm).