Good Monday morning everyone! How's everyone surviving these bitterly cold days? If it gets as cold as the weatherman says tomorrow we will be breaking a record that goes back to 1918!
So what's good to eat that will warm you innards? How about some Corn Meal Muffins, recipe right out of a 1920's recipe booklet from Snow King Baking Powder. I have so many of these little recipe booklets and the other day I pulled them out and decided I was going to try some of these old recipes. I am glad I tried this one!
Corn Meal Muffins
compliments of Mrs Herbert. L Richie of Concord N.C.
4 Tbls shortening
2 Tbls. sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup flour
1 cup corn meal
4 tea. Snow King Baking Powder
1/2 tea. salt.
Cream shortening and sugar together until light. Add well-beaten egg, then flour, baking powder and salt sifted together and mixed with cornmeal. Add milk gradually. Beat well and bake in a hot over in well greased muffin pans about 25 minutes in a moderately hot oven.
At the bottom it says "This recipe won first prize for four consecutive years at Cabarrus Co. Fair!
Here is the deal with mine. I add self rising flour only so I didn't use the baking powder or the salt. I should have! They didn't rise like they should have, but they were still delicious!
While these are baking I browsed through the booklet and I think it must have belonged to someone with a mischievous little one, because someone has colored all the cheeks red on all the ladies photos in the book!
These really do take 25 minutes to bake, I was worried it would be too long but they came out great!
Crispy on the outside and light and delicious on the inside.
This recipe is a keeper!
I can't really find any information about Snow King Baking powder on the internet other than they are no longer in business and tins of vintage baking powder cost about $50.00!
Have a great day and stay warm!