From, "Little Rock Cooks...Recipes Handed Down from Generation to Generation," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Beat egg; add butter to egg and beat again; add milk and vanilla and beat again.  Combine liquid and dry ingredients; stir quickly until dry ingredients are just moist.  Put quickly into greased muffin tin.  Bake 20 minutes at 450 degrees.

Do not grease sides of muffin tins.  Do not mix batter very well; definitely not with mixer.  Do not drop batter; slide off spoon with spatula.

YIELD: 12 muffins

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