Friday, November 30, 2007

Pumpkin Muffins

This recipe was one that my first mother-in-law gave me. They were a Nichols family favorite. My grown son loves them, because they remind him of good times with his Grandma. The recipe was written on a typewriter, on a little index card. It is tattered and worn. Makes 18-24

2 cups sifted flour
1-1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon and cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1-1/2 cup melted shortening
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup walnut pieces
10 quartered dates or 1/2 cup raisins

Sift all the dry ingredients together. Beat eggs until creamy. Add shortening, pumpkin, and water. Add dry ingredients and blend well. Fold in dates(or raisins) and nuts. Pour into paper lined muffin pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

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