The Peabody’s Vanilla Muffins

However far second to ducks, the Peabody Hotel’s vanilla muffins do command a select notoriety. The recipe dates from well before the 1940s, when they were served as late-night snacks for audiences of the big band orchestras in the Peabody Skyway They’re still served at the hotel for breakfast. This is a scaled-down version of the “official” batch recipe at,.

Cream two cups of sugar with four eggs. Add four cups plain flour sifted with a tablespoon baking powder, a pint of whole milk, two ounces melted butter, and a tablespoon natural vanilla. Mix to make a sticky dough, spoon into greased muffin tins, and bake at 400 for about fifteen minutes.

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