Peppered Cheddar Muffins

Photo: Ralph Anderson
Serve these spicy muffins warm or at room temperature with butter or apple butter.

Yield:

1 dozen

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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Stir together milk, egg, and vegetable oil until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spoon batter into greased muffin pans, filling two-thirds full.

Bake at 400° for 18 to 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Cool muffins in pans 2 minutes; remove from pans, and serve.

Note:

October 1999