|More OAMC Muffins
||[Oct. 1st, 2006|08:18 pm]
Two dykes, 10 debts, one budget, 14 months
3 3/4 cups AP flour
6 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3 1/3 cups white sugar
6 large eggs
2 cups milk (reconstituted powdered)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 large mixing bowls
Muffin tins, mini-muffin tins, and/or mini-loaf pans
Hand mixer, whisk, spatula
Baking spray, butter wrappers, or oiled paper towel for greasing
1. In one bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cornmeal. Set aside.
2. In second bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Stir in milk and vanilla until well-mixed.
3. Use AB's Muffin Method to combine wet and dry.
4. Grease tins and fill 2/3 full.
5. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven until GBD around the edges: 35 minutes for mini-loaf pans, 25 minutes for muffins and mini-muffins. Cool and remove from trays.
I used what pans I had on hand so I could bake everything at once to conserve electricity. This recipe yielded 1 dozen muffins, 4 dozen mini-muffins, and 1 mini-loaf. If that was all muffins, I'd guess 3 dozen muffins total.
Milk: $0.21 (not including water used to rehydrate the milk)
Baking powder: negl.
Cornmeal: I have no idea - I've had it for ages
Vanilla: I have no idea
Total cost: $2.85
Per muffin cost: $.079/muffin (est. 36 full-sized muffins)
Serving cost: $0.16 (2 full-sized muffins)
Texture is perfect, flavor is good. They stuck to the pans at first - once Mer yelled at me enough to be patient and let them cool, they came right out, once I got past the sticky crusty muffin-top goodness. I found a spoon very helpful for retrieval. Next time, I plan to make some changes: use bacon fat instead of the vegetable oil (for extra yum, and a cost savings because we usually have bacon fat in the fridge), use homemade vanilla (we were out), and possibly put sprinkles (jimmies) on top if I can find them cheap enough - Starbucks does that, and I love the extra punch it gives.
This batch should last us about a month; I don't expect to eat these every single day.