Special to the Tribune-Star
TERRE HAUTE —
I used to drive a car for a doctor and his wife to Florida, and then go back down in the spring to bring them home again. While I was there, we always ate at a place where they served these muffins. They were so good. I always ordered them. Now that I don’t go down anymore, I’ve been hunting for this muffin recipe. This is as close as I can find. Remember when you make muffins, you don’t mix the batter like when making a cake. Only mix just enough to moisten. They come out lighter.
2 cups flour
2⁄3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoon orange juice
1⁄3 cup milk
1⁄3 cup margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 cup chopped nuts or1⁄3 cup raisins.
• Combine dry ingredients, mix well.
• In a separate bowl, mix orange juice, milk, egg, melted margarine, vanilla and baking soda, stir or whisk until well blended.
• Combine liquid and dry ingredients, stir in nuts or raisins. Do not over mix, just enough to moistened.
* Pour into a greased muffin tins, fill 2⁄3 full. Can use paper liners.
• Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Jackie Lindley is a great-grandmother and retired Clark County, Ill., farmer. Send comments and recipes to her at 20472 E. 500th Road, West Union, IL 62477.