When I was a little girl growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, there were special days when my mom, my grandmother, and I would get all dressed up and take the Rapid Transit to downtown Cleveland and go shopping and have lunch at the Higbee's Department Store.
This was a real treat for us- and one of the things that I really looked forward to was having lunch in the big restaurant inside the store. There was always a big breadbasket on the table that held warm and delicious “Higbee Muffins” which I would slather with butter and devour.
At some point, my mom must have either requested the Higbee Muffins Recipe or perhaps found it in the newspaper, and this recipe became part of our family recipe book ever since. These muffins are perfect alongside a bowl of soup or even homemade macaroni and cheese.
Higbee's Department Stores aren't around anymore- but their muffins sure are!
Tips for Making Higbee Muffins:
You prepare this recipe by mixing dry ingredients in one bowl, wet ingredients in another, and then combining them.
I love using fancy muffin liners when baking!
Then the real magic begins- you add in 2 sticks of melted margarine to the batter which makes it so yummy!
I find it easiest to scoop the muffin mix into the liners using an ice cream scoop!
Higbee Muffins Recipe:
- 4 cups of flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1½ teaspoons of salt
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups of milk
- 2 sticks of margarine
- Preheat the oven to 375° and line 2 muffins pans with 24 paper muffin cups, or grease the pan lightly.
- In a large bowl stir together the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a mixing bowl whisk together the eggs and milk, and then slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir just until the dry ingredients are incorporated.
- Melt the 2 sticks of margarine in the microwave, and then stir it into the muffin mix. Fill muffin cups ¾ full and bake at 375° for 25 minutes.
- Serve warm!
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