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nun’s puffs

we take breakfast very seriously at the burris bungalow. some days are quick and easy [think cereal, toast and fruit]. equally as many days are spent perusing our varied cookbooks for just the right recipe. especially breakfast…hands down the best way to start the day!

the recipe in this cookbook claims to make the “best ever fluffy pancakes”…and we agree!

the nun’s puffs shown above come from one of the best wedding gifts we ever received. seriously a staple for every kitchen. [bonus: see the recipe below]

these waffles made with sour cream [or yogurt] have a flavor profile that is ah-mazing! trust me, you will reach for this reference alllllllll the time.

any one of these great recipes is a hit with us…enough to make the list of #burrisbites!

enjoy starting your day!

Nun’s Puffs [Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook]

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • topping options: sugar/cinnamon, butter [can you tell we have a thing for REAL butter?], maple syrup, assorted fruit preserves and [our favorite]….honey.

preheat oven to 375oF. grease [or butter] a 12-count muffin pan, making sure to cover the sides and rims of the cups.

in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat, then stir in the milk and bring the mixture to a light boil. add the flour all at once, stirring vigorously. continue to cook and stir the mixture until it comes together in a cohesive ball that does not separate. remove dough from heat, transfer to a bowl and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.

add the eggs, one at a time, beating for one minute after each addition. the mixture should be really thick, such as a stiff cake or muffin batter.

divide the dough evenly and fill each prepared muffin cup about 2/3 full. [if using the cinnamon/sugar topping…sprinkle in on the muffin tops at this point].

bake in center of oven for about 30 minutes. the puffs are tall, golden brown, crackly on top, and beautifully puffy. remove from pan immediately, and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack. serve while still hot or warm…especially lovely if you drizzle honey over them.

1/2 cup [1 stick] unsalted butter

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