Grace's Famous Honey Cakes
If you have read The Shadow Man and Six Feet Under, you do know that the characters are deeply attached to Grace's honey cakes, and it takes until book two for Rudy to realize why his muffins never tasted as good as hers. The answer is BUTTER. True story. You know how Riley and her friends like to play Dungeons and Dragons? I've played D&D many times with my friends as well, and one day, our DM sent us a Tolkien fan-made recipe: the honey cakes. Of course, I tried it, and I liked them, but something was missing. They always seemed to be a little too dry in my opinion. So, I did exactly what Grace did; I added butter, and man, what a difference it made. I decided to add the bit with these muffins in the books because it's relatable. We all have a recipe we're attached to and reminds us of our childhood, but I didn't want something "classic" like chocolate chip cookies or an apple pie. Grace's famous honey cakes Ingredients: - 320 ml flour (about 1 1/3 cup) - 1 tbsp cornstarch - 1/2 tsp baking powder - a pinch of salt - 1 tsp cinnamon (really don't go overboard with that or it will taste too strong) - 60 ml honey (about 4 tbsp) - 2 tbsp sugar - 1 egg - 120 ml milk (about 1/2 cup) - half a cup of melted butter - 1 tbsp vanilla extract (optional) Preparation: Preheat your over to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the liquid ones in another. Then, mix everything together, and you should obtain a batter that almost looks like a "mousse." Put the batter in a muffin pan with 12 cups, and lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Cook for 20 minutes, and it's ready! Enjoy these sweet muffins with your favorite tea. Berry in this case for me.