February 03, 2010
Posted by Temma
I told you that my Gram wasn't above taking shortcuts and using pre-packaged things in her baking, and this muffin recipe sure proves it! When I first found this recipe card I couldn't help but laugh and shake my head. "No way will this ever work" was my first reaction.
I thought about it some more, and realized that making muffins from just these two items did make sense, in a weird way. All of the typical muffin-making ingredients are present, in one way or another.
The final result is a muffin that's a bit more like a sweet tasting biscuit than a moist muffin, but I think that they're worth making once or twice, just for the novelty of it. As you hand one of these muffins to your friend/significant other/child you can shock them by saying that you made it using only 2 ingredients-- trust me, they will be so darn impressed with you that you will appear as a God to them, for at least 5 minutes... Well, maybe not, but they'll at least be intrigued.
I can hear you gnashing your teeth and shouting "just tell me what two things I need to make the stupid muffins already!" so without further ado:
2 Cups Self-Rising Flour
2 Cups softened Vanilla Ice Cream (any brand)
TA-DA! That's it. Think about it, it makes sense.
Preheat your oven to 450.
Put the ice cream and flour in a bowl. Let the ice cream get SUPER melty.
This is not melty enough.
It's cold in my apartment right now, and I'm not always the most patient person, so I tried to mix it before the ice cream melted all the way. Bad idea. I was rewarded with what looked like floury frozen yogurt. Yuck.
I definitely didn't end up just shoving the bowl in the microwave for a minute to melt the ice cream, if that's what you're thinking.
Mix the ingredients together.
Put liners in your muffin pan.
The batter will be pretty sticky, but use a tablespoon/your fingers to scoop it in to the liners. You can see below how thick and goopy it is.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Just like magic, you'll have muffins! If you want, feel free to toss in some raisins or orange zest to the batter. I did that for half of the batch, and they were pretty yummy.
I looked up ice cream muffin recipes online after I made these, and found out that a lot of people hate them, so... Be forewarned, if you decide I make them, I suppose. People seemed to be unhappiest when they used more wacky ice cream flavors, like Ben and Jerry's or anything fruit flavored, so I personally will stick to plain vanilla if I make them again, and add in anything else I want separately.
Let me know if you try these with any other ice cream flavors and how it turns out!
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