Recipe: Farina Muffins

These are my son’s favorite muffins. Boy, did he deserve a batch after the week we’ve had. I whipped them up today in a half hour, and that included making Earl Grey tea and setting the table. Let me know what you think. Makes 12 muffins Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wet Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 1 cup milk (I used 1%) 1 tsp. vanilla Dry Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup farina (I used Cream of Wheat) ½ cup sugar 1 Tb. baking powder ½ tsp. salt Topping: Cinnamon and sugar Let’s Do…

Recipe: Migliaccio (Italian Farina Custard)

With all the snow, my mind keeps returning to migliaccio, an Italian custard made from farina. In Italian, migliaccio would be pronounced meal-YA-choh. But it’s been generations since my Neapolitan relatives floated over to our shores and the word has been butchered into mul-YACH. Although I have studied Italian, I don’t bother pronouncing it correctly because no one would know what the heck I was saying. Case in point, I sent my mom an email about this recipe with the correct spelling and she didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. She thought I was referring to an old friend with that surname. So,…