Sunday, May 25, 2008

French Breakfast Puffs

From the Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book Circa 1950.
Baked for the Bread Baking Day, Breakfast Bread Challenge.

French Breakfast Puffs
(everytime I see this I want to say French Pouf)

preheat to 350 and grease muffin pans

mix together thoroughly
1/3 cup soft shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg

shift together
1 1/2 cups shifted GOLD MEDAL Flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg (I omitted this)

stir shifted ingredients into shortening alternatively with 1/2 cup milk.

fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake until golden brown

When done Immediately roll in 6 tblsp melted butter and then cinnamon sugar (1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon)

serve hot (also good later) makes 12 puffs.

Notes by Temper...
This recipe actually made just what it said it would 12 medium puffs. they cooked up beautifully, and where actually better then expected. the texture was similar to that of a cake donut but not as heavy. I will admit that butter and cinnamon sugar will make pretty much anything good but even the two that didn't get coated were pretty good (I ran out of butter). Indra and I were thinking that next time we might try glazing some since she isn't a big fan of the sugar coating. I didn't tell her but I think a little lemon to cut the richness would be great.

(anyone else who tries these is invited to tell me what you think)


Nanc Twop said...

'French Breakfast Puffs' - sounds like something we'll be trying soon in our house of breakfast & cinnamon lovers...

btw, 'Why omit the nutmeg?', and
'How did you (and the Puffs) fare in that Breakfast Bread cookoff?'

Thanks for posting the recipe

- as for me, my only 'food' posts are my Top Chef posts about the tv show...

Temperance said...

I ommited the nutmeg because I didn't want nutmeg for breakfast that morning, I have done it with before and like it just wasn't in the mood.

The Breakfast Bread challenge isn't really a cookoff it is more of a sharing of recipies on a theme, click the link and check it out :)

Lori said...

THis was the first recipe I made all by myself when I was a teenager. I was so proud and they were oh so yummy.

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

These look like a delightful way to start the day!

zorra said...

I like your French "Pouf". ;-)

Traveling Tummy said...


We got paired together for June's Taste and Create and I just tried this recipe. The "poufs" came out great! Thanks for sharing.