1Heat oven to 400 F (200 C). Grease 12 large muffin cups.
2Beat eggs in a mixing bowl and stir in milk and butter.
3Sift remaining ingredients together into egg mixture and stir only enough to blend (batter should be lumpy).
4Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full. Bake until well browned (17 to 20 minutes). Serve warm.
Stir 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind into liquid ingredients. Put 1 tablespoon batter in each muffin cup and add 1 teaspoon of any thick jam. Add enough batter to fill cups 2/3 full and add a dab of jam to top of each.