Saturday, November 8, 2008

Buttermilk Rosemary Muffins

I always end up harvesting a lot of rosemary and then I have to search for new recipes to use it in. My husband is not a fan of rosemary, so I use it sparingly. I guess it's an acquired taste.
I especially love the scent of the fresh leaves in the garden. The following recipe can use either fresh or dried rosemary.
These muffins are not a dessert muffin, but they make a good choice, in place of bread or a roll, to go with a chicken salad or fish for a light lunch or supper.
You can find a previously posted grilled fish recipe here.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 T. sugar
1 T. baking powder
2 t. minced fresh rosemary or 3/4 t. dried rosemary, crushed
3/4 t. salt
1/2 c. plus 1 T. shortening
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. butter or margarine, melted

1. In a larger bowl, combine the first five ingredients.

2. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened (mixture will be dry)

4. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full; brush with butter.

5. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

6. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Yield: 1 dozen

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Mildred said...

I am listening to "Georgia On My Mind" as I type this on your blog! These muffins sound really good with salads, especially chicken salad. My husband is from Detroit, MI & Manton, his aunt from Hell, MI, his grandparents in Algonac, and his oldest brother is a priest currently in Alpena, MI. Are you familiar with any of these areas and we want to know if you have been to where they filmed "Somewhere In Time?" We both have had a good time looking at all your blogs. What an interesting life you lead! We'll keep checking in. Thanks,

Jane Marie said...

Hi Mildred, you were sure fast after I posted this recipe!
Yes, we know all of the cities you mentioned and have been to most. Somewhere In Time is a favorite movie of most Michiganders, and Mackinac Island is especially a treat to visit. We try to go every few years. I've always wanted to go on the weekend when there is convention of fans of the movie. I've heard the movie is a favorite of many of the Presidents. It's surprising that such a romantic movie is enjoyed by so many men.
The island was always the home of the Governor's Mansion until a previous Governor sold it to a private party stating it was too expensive for the State to keep up. What a shame.
I can tell that you and I have a lot in common. Thanks for stopping by again.

joey said...

One of my favorite herbs that I can't live without and these sound delicious, Jane Marie. I've potted my rosemary to enjoy fresh all winter long.

Jane Marie said...

Joey, I'm terrible at keeping rosemary indoors. What's your secret? Misting instead of water?