Monday, May 25, 2015

Lil Frenchies....sooo good

Lil Frenchies are my version of French Breakfast Puffs.
 they taste like an old fashioned donut
rolled in butter, cinnamon sugar, oh my
 

my kids have consumed them for years
their job was to dip in butter than roll in cinnamon sugar

yes, you can make them in muffin pans
you have to admit lil balls are so cute
 
 
mix shortening, sugar and eggs
today we are using organic coconut oil
number 1 daughter does not go near shortening

 
nicely mixed

 
add a little flour, mix, then a little milk, mix 
a little flour, mix, then a little milk, mix 
until you've added all the milk and flour

 
fill muffin tins 2/3 full
or Babycakes Pop maker  to the top
 love my Babycakes Pop Maker
it gives that fried crunch without the oily mess
 
 
melt butter
 
 
roll lil frenchies while still warm
in butter then cinnamon sugar
 
 
 try to fill dish!!!!
 
 
 

French Breakfast Puffs

12   muffins or 36 balls

 Batter
1 1/2  cups flour King Arthur Gluten Free flour or regular flour
1 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/4  teaspoon nutmeg
1/2  cup  sugar
1/3  cup shortening
2   egg
1/2  cup milk
 
Topping
1/2  cup  sugar
1  teaspoon cinnamon
6  tablespoons  butter, melted, - more butter needed with balls

 Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.  Stir flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together; set aside.  In mixer cream 1/2 cup sugar, shortening and egg.  Add flour mixture and milk alternately to creamed mixture.  Beating well after each addition.  Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes. 

Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.  Remove muffins from tins immediately dip in butter then cinnamon sugar mixture.  Serve warm.
 
For Babycakes Pop Maker
Balls - let batter sit 5 minutes after mixing, batter will thicken
fill bottom of pop pan,  close, wait 5 minutes open, done
pop out roll in butter than cinnamon sugar

 NOTES : Taste like donuts, great with a cup of blueberries added.
Next time we are going to dip them in chocolate and see if they taste like those store bought donuts we all hate to admit we love.