Bran Date & Nut Muffins

Third in a series of bran muffins, today we have Bran Date & Nut muffins. These muffins are intended to be “mini muffins” with the direction to bake them in a gem pan. Gem pans can be configured in a variety of arrangements but they are usually intended to make a dozen or two dozen … Continue reading

Bran Muffins

More bran muffins, this time calling for straight bran. You can use Graham flour or unbolted wheat flour, or even whole wheat flour in a pinch. Bran Muffins 2 c flour 3 1/2 teas B.P. 1 1/2 teas salt 1/3 c sugar 1 egg 1 3/4 c milk 2 c bran 3 tbs melted shortening … Continue reading

All-Bran Muffins

All-Bran by Kellogg’s, while suggesting it is “all” bran, is actually a cereal made with bran, sugar, malt flavoring and salt. Some vitamins and minerals are added for health benefits. All-Bran was introduced in the USA in 1916. According to the Kellogg’s website, they “invented” bran muffins, but I found a citation at a different … Continue reading

Graham Muffins

Not to be confused with Graham Crackers, this recipe is for Graham Muffins. You might think it would involve crushing Graham Crackers, but in fact there is something called Graham Flour. I learned something new today! Graham flour was named for Reverend Sylvester Graham in the 19th century. He was an advocate for healthy eating … Continue reading

English Muffins

  While I’m positive English muffins existed before the 1980s, I recall a specific marketing push that made them seem “new” to my youthful experience at that time. There were all sorts of brands and varieties, some with nooks and crannies, some with raisins, some plain. I have loved them ever since, and if we … Continue reading

Corn Bread

Corn bread always reminds me of Little House on the Prairie. In one of the books, Laura Ingalls relates that her Pa liked her Ma’s corn bread partially because Ma put her handprint into it before baking. Here we are a hundred years later and the recipe is probably not much changed from Ma Ingalls’ … Continue reading

Rasins or Black Walnut Cup Cakes

I don’t know if I’d call this a cake as it seems more like a muffin, but without trying it first, I’m a bit unsure. Of course, very old cakes were more like what we consider muffins or breads anyway. The oldest tradition I could find concerning a wedding cake was to pile a bunch … Continue reading