Happy National Muffin Day!
American muffins are referred to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle.
The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake.
The Muffin Man was a real guy! He delivered muffins to homes along Drury Lane in England.
American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods but cupcakes are almost always made with cake batter.
The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.
The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.
Here are today’s five thing to know about coffee :
on this day in…
1892 The Sierra Club is formed in San Francisco for nature conservation.
1897 Jell-O was introduced.
1910 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist, was born in Linden, Texas.
1944 Gladys Knight was born. (Gladys Knight & the Pips) A ‘Pip’ is the small seed of a fruit, like those in an apple.
1999 After 22 years of controversial restoration, Leonardo de Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Last Supper’ is returned to public display.
2003 The first cloned horse was born in a natural delivery. Cloned horses are currently banned from racing.