I got a new cookbook at a thrift store today. Actually, it's definitely not new, but I'm pretty excited about it anyway. It's the Southern Living 1983 Annual Recipes book - the compilation of every Southern Living recipe from the year that I was born. Yippee!!!
As I was leafing through, wondering if I might find something interesting to make for lunch, I came across this recipe for Mayonnaise Muffins and fell in love. These are so easy and quick! I will definitely keep my universal muffin recipe for when I have specific ingredients I want to use, but this recipe is awesome for its sheer simplicity. And with only three ingredients (five if you don't have self-rising flour) it's super cheap too!
1 cup self-rising flour (or substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour [I used some wheat flour], 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt)
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
Combine all ingredients; stir until smooth. Spoon batter into greased 6-cup muffin pans, filling two-thirds full. Bake at 425 for 10 to 12 minutes. Yield: 1/2 dozen (I doubled the recipe to make a full dozen).
So quick and easy! The muffins don't have a distinct flavor of their own, and therefore lend themselves splendidly to both sweet and savory accompaniments. Served with butter and jam, alongside carrot and celery sticks, they made a delicious lunch.
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