By: Merry Wynter &
Jaymie Leighton Muller
From: Merry Muffin Mysteries & Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
Jaymie's Vintage Eats
Hello all, Jaymie here!Welcome to my food blog once again! I have a guest cook today, someone I 'met' by phone a year or two ago. Meet Merry Grace Wynter, who owns a fabulous castle in western New York state, near Batavia! She is also a muffin baker extraordinaire, and is going to share a recipe and some of her muffin tips today. Take it away Merry!
Merry Grace Wynter:Thanks, Jaymie!
For those who don't know... I inherited (from a great uncle I never knew!) an amazing castle in western New York state. It was a complete surprise to me when I was told, and at first I just intended to stay for a while, fix it up and sell it! But... Wynter Castle has wormed its way into my heart, and even more so the folks of nearby Autumn Vale. I couldn't imagine leaving now.
Anyway, freshly moved a couple of years ago, I was looking for a way to make some money and connect with the locals. The local baker, Binny, simply refuses (!!) to bake anything so plebeian as muffins, bars or cookies, so, using my grandmother's recipes, I started a business out of the castle kitchen, Merry's Muffins. I have a few clients now - the retirement/nursing home, the local cafe, a coffee shop in nearby Ridley Ridge - and it keeps me busy.
Even though I am now moving on to a new stage at the castle - Pish (my friend) and I have big plans afoot! - I still keep up with the muffin business. Here is a great muffin recipe that my Nana used to make all the time; she always had some of this batter on hand in the fridge and could bake fresh muffins in the time it took friends to come up a few floors in our New York apartment building!
With my Muffin-a-Day recipe, you'll always have the batter on hand.
Jaymie: Thanks so much, Merry! I'll have to try these... it would be so great to have the batter in the fridge ready to go.
So, folks... Merry would like to know... what is YOUR go-to muffin? I'm partial to any muffin that tastes like dessert... Carrot Cake Muffins, Chocolate Walnut Muffins, you name it... if it's dessert-y, I'll love it, with a fresh cup of tea or coffee, please!
I will be choosing FIVE winners from the comments, and each winner can choose one EBOOK version of ANY of these books!
RULES... read and follow to be entered!
1 - include your email address in some format (eg: yourname at yourserver dot com) AND your first name!
2 - Answer the question... what's YOUR favorite muffin!!
3 - Tell me which of these books you would like to win an ebook version of!
4 - Enter by Midnight, February 22nd... entries posted after midnight the 21st will go into a queue for approval; I will approve ALL before choosing winners!
Good luck, all... now look at these titles and choose the one you'd like to win!!!
*Special note... there will be a NEW Merry Muffin Mystery in late spring - Muffin But Trouble - and a NEW Vintage Kitchen Mystery in fall, Cast Iron Alibi!
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