These were pretty good. Simple but good and I am all about simple but good. They kind of reminded me of Amish Friendship Bread. That was the flavor I identified them with anyway and I happen to love Amish Friendship Bread.
Here's where I deviated from the recipe:
♥ Instead of using my hands to cut in the shortening, I used my mixer and whisk attachment. I started with my hands and it was quite a mess, which made me wonder why my mixer was watching me do something she could do infinitely better.
♥ I substituted 3/4 cup sour skim milk and 1/4 cup sour cream for the buttermilk and it seemed to work pretty well.
What I would do next time:
♥ I would bake them at a lower temp next time, probably 325. They seemed overly brown on the outside when they were just done in the middle. (Maybe my oven runs a little hot, I will have to look into that.)
♥ Make more topping. You can never have too much topping, can you?
♥ I would probably half the recipe so I don't eat so many. Or give some away.
I hope you all are having a great election day!
If you'd like a simple but good muffin recipe, give this a try. You can get the recipe at the blog of our host for the week: Easier than Pie