Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Those wonderful "shells" that accompany a good roast of beef, and you can pour gravy into! Easy to do, in a muffin tin, this one's older than I am, and I'm 51 tomorrow!
- 7⁄8 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup milk, at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup water, at room temperature
- lard, to suit
- Flour and salt in a large bowl --.
- Make a "well in the dry ingredients, and add the "warm" milk.
- Stir thoroughly.
- Beat the eggs separately and add to batter.
- Add the warmed water.
- Beat this with a beater until large bubbles rise to the surface -- then allow to "rest" for an hour --.
- Beat again after resting --.
- Melt lard to 1/4" depth (6mm) in each muffin holder at preheated 400 degree oven, then pour in batter in each cup to 5/8" (15 mm) depth (very quickly!) and cook at 400°F for 20 minutes --.
- Lard will make them taste best, but butter or just about any other oil will also work, will beef fat, which is smokey but superb in flavour.
I have made this recipe several times now and now that I have got the cooking time adjusted to my oven and my proximity to sea level They are coming out even better than the first time! For some reason they produce a wonderful uniform shape too. Definitely 5 stars.
Fantabulous! I just love the fluffyness. Thanks for your tips on the message boards!