Everyone please say a big hello to Kim from CedarBox Photography. If you live in the Northern Virginia area then be sure to check out her photography business! Kim is guest posting for me today and sharing a recipe for French Breakfast Puffs that have special sentimental value to her and her family. She has a great story so read on and check out this delicious looking recipe!
I am so blessed to have the most amazing children in the world. They didn’t come by the standard method, they were grafted into our family through adoption. My “paper pregnancy” was filled with some of the same angst as a regular pregnancy, just more paper work.
I sat and filled out forms hour after hour, all the while imagining my future life as a mother. I worked toward that goal and every filled out form brought me closer to the life I had been dreaming of since I was a little girl.
But, it wasn’t all paperwork.
Adopting requires home-studies from social workers. Their job was to interview and study our family to make sure we were the normal couple we claimed to be. Putting our future family in someone else’s hands was terrifying!
So,as a coping mechanism I baked my favorite muffins. The house smelled sweet and warm when the social worker arrived and I was able to whip out my southern hospitality and offer some of these sugary treats.
We were approved for adoption the next day. Not sure if it was us or the muffins she liked more.
A couple of years later, now with a 2 year old to help, I made another batch for my daughter’s social worker. And, 3 years after that I had two sets of hands helping to dip muffins into it’s cinnamon topping for my youngest.
These muffins are a little piece of family history and adoption magic!
French Breakfast Puffs
1/2 cup almost melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter
Beat butter, 1/2 cup sugar and egg until creamy and well blended. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Blend after each addition. Spoon into mini muffin tin (greased) 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Dip muffin tops in melted butter and then in sugar mixture.
Makes 28 muffins
So go make some memories with your family today!