The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

June 18, 2013

Muffins, and not the kind you wear on one’s head...

MADISON COUNTY — I spent a couple of weeks this past month in Texas. One of my best friends who lives in the Dallas area developed the best recipe to use bran in a muffin. I have found this to be a great breakfast meal epically if one is one the go and no time to stop and fix a meal. Just pop into the microwave oven to reheat

 BUTTERMILK BRAN MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS:

1 stick of butter (1/2) cup

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

Add slowly:

2 cups of buttermilk

1 cup of water

Don't worry if the mixture looks curdled.

Sift together:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups bran, preferably unprocessed

Optional: 1/2 to 1 cup golden raisins,

or 1/2 to 1 cup dried cranberries,

1 cup walnut pieces

(I add whatever I have on hand.

Directions:

Slowly add the dry mixture to the buttermilk mixture. Do not over mix. Add 1 cup white raisins and/or dried cranberries. Let sit 30 minutes or more for the bran mixture to absorb some of the liquid. Stir the batter gently to blend again. Fill sprayed muffin tins (or use paper liners). Bake @ 375 degrees for about 25 minutes. This makes about 24 muffins. Refrigerate if not eaten within several days. Reheat to soften muffins. A great source of fiber. I pick up this bran at the local health food stores.

I was traveling across Oklahoma when the tornado hit Moore. My travel buddy just happen to have to need the restroom and we went into a gas station only we were told to go to the bathroom along with about 50 others. I just knew something bad was going to happen, as I made a joke to her just before we stopped because my pastor from church had just called me to tell me about this bad weather.

I told her if the pope calls we for sure will have to stop and, lo and behold, he did not call, but we got to shelter. No more kidding about the pope and phone calls for me. What a tragedy they all suffered around us. We got out ok but grateful to be alive and not hurt. Some dude flushed the toilet while we were all in there and scared you know what out of us all. At least we were in a toilet if that happened.

This muffin has a new twist in the ingredients.

Crumb Muffins

 Makes 12 muffins

INGREDIENTS:

1 lg egg, slightly beaten

1 cup of milk    

1/4 cup melted margarine

1 cup dry bread crumbs

Stir and set aside.

Sift together, 1 cup of flour, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 Tablespoon baking powder

Fold dry ingredients into liquids, Stir just until all is moistened. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

I was in the western part of Texas and never would I have believed how short the supply of water is to those folks. The yards have no green grass, epically in the Odessa area. In the town of Sweet Water I was told they are recycling their sewer waste to drinking water. I could not believe this one.

 I had to pay 50 cents for a glass of water. One of my aunts, who happens to live in the city, is having to have a water well dug in her back yard hoping they hit water. So the next time you run that extra time in the shower or the kitchen sink, stop and cut the supply off. We could be faced with the same situation if we are not saving as well.

Arritta Morris is a EKU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a master’s degree in counseling. She is certified as a food service specialist by the School and Nutrition Association.

1
Text Only
Lifestyles & Community
  • 4.15 Eggstravaganza 1.jpg Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond

    Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?

    Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dick-Ham.jpg We old folks have unique experiences

    A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today

    Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.

    April 11, 2014

  • 4-11 FosterParentYear.jpg Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent

    Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    April 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-11 PuppetryFILE.jpg Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea

    The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Animal group seeks volunteers to assist with spay/neuter clinic

    The Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life is reaching out to the community for help with its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
    The clinic, which operates at the HS/ALL adoption center at 128-C Big Hill Avenue, has spayed or neutered more than 2,000 dogs and cats since it opened in July 2012, according to volunteer Lynn Grove.

    April 3, 2014

  • State funding to help keep domestic violence shelter open

    Money for Madison County domestic violence intervention in the recently passed $20 billion state budget will be used to keep the Hope’s Wings shelter open.
    The budget bill now awaits the governor’s signature.

    April 2, 2014

  • 3-29 PetsofWeek1.jpg Pets of the Week

    This week's cat is Jett, a neutered and front declawed 5-year-old male.

    This week's dog is Ace, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix.

    March 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Expanded Local Foods Expo is Saturday in Berea

    The annual Local Foods Expo, sponsored by Sustainable Berea, has outgrown its humble beginnings, a workshop with 40 attendees five years ago.

    This year’s event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Berea Welcome Center (old L&N Depot) in Old Town on Broadway.

    March 26, 2014

  • Diabetes walk Saturday at YMCA

    The Stepping Out for Diabetes 2014 walk will start 11 a.m. Saturday at the Telford YMCA, 1100 E. Main St., Richmond.

    March 26, 2014

AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should the Richmond City Commission stop rezoning property to allow construction of apartments?

Yes.
No
     View Results