However, I do not want to give the wrong impression. I am enjoying this return to sweaters, scarves, and my ever-beloved trench coat. It will be hot soon enough.
In the meantime a recipe for muffins, comfortingly delicious when eaten warm. (They are like monkey bread, only in muffin form, thus the name.)
Monkey Bread Muffins
2 cups (about 9 oz) flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons (1.5 oz) butter
1 cup (8 oz) milk
Cinnamon and sugar, mixed
Melted butter, about 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients together and cut in butter, rubbing the butter into the mix with fingers. Make a shallow hole in the center, and add milk slowly. The dough should be soft and pliable, but not sticky. Knead lightly.
Pinch off a small section of dough and roll into a small ball. Dip in butter and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture, then place into muffin tin. Repeat for entire mixture, using about five little balls for each muffin.
Makes one dozen.