Breads: Cinnamon Butter Buckwheat Puffs

Cinnamon sugar muffins with a buttery flavor.

Serves: 12


1/3 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup light or whole buckwheat flour

1.5 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 cup milk


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted and cooled

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon


Cream together shortening and ½ cup sugar then beat in egg. Stir together flours, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture along with milk, stirring only until dry ingredients are moistened. Divide batter among 12 buttered muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. For topping, pour melted butter into bowl just large enough to hold one puff. Combine ½ cup sugar and cinnamon. Dip warm puffs, 1 at a time, in butter, coating completely. Then roll in cinnamon-sugar.