Remember that Southern Sideboards cookbook I was telling you about? The one from 1978 that was created by the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi? I’m in love with it. It really shows it’s age -which is kinda what I like about it. For instance, there are a bunch of recipes that call for Monosodium glutamate -(!!!) I.KID.YOU.NOT. Can you believe our parentsgrandparents used that ingredient as if it were baking soda?!! Nevertheless, the way these recipes are written have a certain… je ne sais quoi. They’re southern old school, they’re kitschy, and they somehow show off that southern charm that I crave and miss so much.
If you want a taste of fall, make these muffins. These things are a really neat seasonal treat and as a major bonus they’ll make your house smell like Thanksgiving for the whole day.
P.S. One of my baking tricks is adding ground flax….to everything. It’s a great way to
hide add fibre to foods that don’t have any.
P.P.S. I had a bad picture day with these muffins.
Adapted from Southern Sideboards
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- powdered sugar (if desired -I did not use any)
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Cream butter and sugar together in a mixer for about 1 min on high.
- Add the egg, applesauce and spices.
- Sift salt, soda, flour and flax together and add to mixture and beat well.
- Stir in nuts.
- Bake in muffin pan for 15-17 mins
- Sugar-and-Spice-and-Everything-Nice Pumpkin Muffins and a Tableful of Thanksgiving Sides (beautifulmemorablefood.wordpress.com)