When baking your favorite muffins a sprinkling of one of these simple to make toppings makes for a nice touch. Well worth the few extra minutes it takes to prepare. If you only sprinkle half it will appear that you have made up two kinds of muffins...adding variety to your serving tray.
Another family favorite from my mom's recipe collection. Has that lovely old fashioned taste that never fails to please. Moist and wonderful, makes for no leftovers at teas, coffee hour and bake sales. Great with or without the home made icing. The icing makes for over the top.
This recipe was passed along many years back and has been the recipe I have used for carrot loaves ever since. By adding an additional cup of mixed glaced fruit it makes for a special holiday loaf come Christmas. If adding the additional fruit you may need to add approximately ten to fifteen minutes to the baking time. Icing with your favorite cream cheese icing adds to this delicious loaf. I also use this recipe to make Christmas Muffins - using holiday muffin cup liners. Before baking I press a cherry in the centre and make petals by using 5 blanched almonds (pointy end to cherry) Makes for great presentation. Served in a footed server with the glass dome lid has you getting raves before they take their first bite!