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:: French Breakfast Puffs ::
Ooh La La … these breakfast puffs are fabulous, darling! Looking for a sure-to-please brunch item? Look no further than these little bites of perfection. One taste and you’ll be searching high and low for some café au lait. I have to say “merci” to Carolyn, a dear lady from our church, for giving me this recipe. She has graciously served these at numerous church functions over the years, and finally consented to share it with me. You’re gonna thank her too … these are trés magnifique!
1 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup Crisco
1 and 1/2 cup flour
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
melted butter (approximately 1 and 1/4 sticks)
With mixer, cream 1/2 cup sugar, the egg, and Crisco. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, alternating with milk, beating well after each addition. Fill 12 greased muffin pans 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 min. When removed from oven, dip puffs while hot in melted butter and roll in mixture of cinnamon and remaining sugar. Freezes well. Serve hot or cold. Makes 12.
Note from Carolyn: if you don’t have Crisco, use butter … they’ll be just as good. Also, sometimes she use a mini muffin pan, for smaller ones. Hope you enjoy!