Basic Muffins

Well since the apocalypse has happened and everyone has emptied the shelves in every grocery store in America, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to bake yesterday morning.

I’m joking (kind of) but it is crazy to see entire sections of stores look like ghost towns.  Paul and I were able to get all of the usual things we buy each week, thankfully.  But I can only imagine how difficult these times are for people.

In an attempt to create some sense of calm and comfort, I wanted to share the absolute easiest recipe to make.  Seriously, easiest ever.  Breaking these simple muffins open and watching the steam rise from them as they’re fresh out of the oven does give a warm and cozy feeling.

You can top them with anything you’d like or add fun ingredients like berries or nuts.  We enjoyed them with slabs of butter and blueberry jam.  Regardless of your preferences, bake away!

Basic Muffins (recipe care of epicurious.com)

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INGREDIENTS:  2 cups white flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 egg (slightly beaten), 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup melted butter

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter muffin pans. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg, milk, and butter, stirring only enough to dampen the flour; the batter should not be smooth. Spoon into the muffin pans, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes each.

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