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Homemade Muffins Are the Equal of Restaurant Version

February 04, 1988

"Two months ago I ate at the Souplantation in Carlsbad," Doris Rauseo writes. "They served 'homemade' Peach Poppy Seed Muffins, and they were great! I asked for the recipe, but they don't give out their muffin recipes.

"I'm sure you know what it's like to have a craving for a food for which the recipe is unobtainable! So I created my own version of those delicious muffins. My family enjoys them with soup at dinner time; and if there are any leftovers, for breakfast the next morning."


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup whole-wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 (1-pound) can peaches, well-drained and chopped

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Sift together all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking powder and salt. Cream butter with sugar until light. Add egg and milk, then flour mixture. Mix just until barely moistened. Fold in peaches and poppy seeds. Fill 12 greased muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.


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