Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chewy Brown Sugar Walnut Muffins

These muffins originally were frosted, but they are just way too rich by themselves. If you are careful and don't overcook these babies, you will have some crazy caramel action on your hands.
Makes 16, 350 degrees 18-20 min

Bring a large pan of water to a simmer.
Crack into bowl that will fit inside pan of water
4 eggs
2 c dark brown sugar
2 T butter
Set bowl in simmering water and stir constantly ‘til very warm
Remove from water and add
1 ½ c flour
½ t salt
1 ½ t baking powder
Beat until batter is well blended and add
1 c walnuts
2 t vanilla
Fill greased cupcake tins to 2/3 full
Cupcakes are done when toothpick comes out clean
Frost with… Quick Caramel Icing
1 stick butter
½ c dark brown sugar
When sugar is dissolved add
¼ c milk
Cool and beat ‘til thick enough to ice
2 c confectioners sugar

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