"The rule for squash muffins was given to me by an old lady who was born in the Oxford Hills of Maine. Her old homestead was on top of a mountain. This house would be buried and she can recall her father driving the ox up onto the roof of the house to clear off some of the snow. It was during winters like these that the squash muffins were eaten with jam for dessert. The squash was grown on their farm as was all their food except flour and sugar.
How to Make Squash Muffins
- 1Butter 12 muffin pans.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- 2Sift flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking powder.
Add soda to milk.
Mix squash, butter and sugar. Add milk. Mix well.
Add flour all at once and stir just until dampened.
- 3Turn into pans and bake. Takes about 20 minutes.