Widely known for her
Southern cooking, Mrs. Villas co-authored 3 cookbooks
with her son, James, demonstrated her culinary expertise on
'Good Morning America,' the Food Network, and
many other national TV programs, and
was even invited to teach a course
at the Cipriani Cooking School in Venice, Italy
MY MOTHER'S SOUTHERN DESSERTS
is a cookbook to linger over....Miss Martha and her son, James
share stories of life experiences they treasured and speak of all
the southern traditions they held dear.
James Villas was the food and wine editor at
Town and Country Magazine for years
and was the author of eight cookbooks!
Today, I bring you one of her best recipes that
will make you a star baker!
Or, perhaps a Baby Shower in your near future?
Then this recipe will be just what you need
to serve your guests the best cupcake ever!
James Villas wrote....
"Although Mother created these tangy cupcakes
as a base for her Bridal Shower Snowballs,
they are also delicious cloaked with virtually
any frosting to be served at birthday parties,
parties, afternoon tea or special occasions!"
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2/3 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
Mix until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda.
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately
with the buttermilk.
Fill prepared muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes.
Cool completely before frosting.