Thursday, March 24, 2016

Salty Sweet French Breakfast Puffs

Craving something salty-sweet, but not too sweet?
Try making a batch of  Salty Sweet French Breakfast Puffs. They're an amazing blend of buttery, salty-sweet, cinnamon-nutmeg, cake doughnut meets muffin! AND it only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish to make these addictively delicious puffs.
According to the hubby, these breakfast puffs should be called anytime puffs!

Time: about 30 minutes                 Yield: 12 Puffs

Puff Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup shortening, at room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
  • 6 Tbsp. salted butter, melted This is where the salty taste comes from.
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Grease the cups of a 12 cup cupcake pan, or muffin pan
  • Combine the first three ingredients in a medium size bowl - shortening, sugar, and egg - until the mixture is light colored and fluffy.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a separate bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients and milk alternately with the shortening mixture until it is mixed well.
  • Scoop a rounded tablespoon of the batter, or dough, into each greased cupcake/muffin cup. 
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown. 
While The Puffs Are Baking
  • First, thoroughly combine the white sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. 
  • In a separate bowl, melt the 6 Tbsp. of butter by microwaving for 30 to 45 seconds. 
  • Cover a cooling rack with a sheet of waxed paper.
When the Puffs Are Done
  1. Roll a hot puff in the melted butter
  2. Next, cover it with the cinnamon/sugar mixture
  3. Set the puff on the wax paper covered cooling rack (See title pic)
  4. Repeat the above three steps with each puff.
Enjoy eating a piece of homemade happiness on a plate!