Yield

12 muffins, 2 3/4 inches in diameter.

4 tablespoons melted Swift'ning.

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour.

3 teaspoons double acting baking powder.

1 teaspoon salt.

2 tablespoons sugar 1 egg, well-beaten.

1 cup milk.

Sift together all the dry ingredients. Combine remaining ingredients. Add all at once to flour mixture, stirring quickly and vigorously until just mixed and of a lumpy appearance. Rub muffin pans lightly with Swift'ning. Fill two-thirds full, and bake.

Baking Temperature

425° F.

Baking Time

About 20 minutes.

Variations

Cheese Add 1 cup grated aged American cheese, lightly packed, to the dry ingredients.

Orange Increase sugar to 4 tablespoons. Reduce milk to 3/4 cup, and add 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup grated orange rind.

Fruit Add 1/2 cup cut, seeded or seedless raisins, or 1 cup chopped pitted dates.

Nut Add 1/2 cup medium chopped nut meats ówalnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts or others, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Bacon Chop and pan fry until done 4 slices of bacon. Drain. Add to muffin mixture.