Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

2 cups flour sifted before measuring
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons B Powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 egg well beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup blueberries

Combine sifted dry ingredients. Beat egg. Add milk + melted butter. Add the liquid to dry ingredients mixing only enough to dampen flour. 25-30 minutes.

Found in "New York Gardener`s Guide" by Ralph Snodsmith. Published by Cool Springs Press, 2004.

To put this recipe to the test, I contacted Handwritten Recipe's rogue chef-for-hire. Here's what Sharon came up with:

Mise en place. Excellent start.

Make it rain.

I find this photo rather dry.

Much better.

Rather gooey. I blame the one cup of milk called for in the recipe. Seems like quite a bit, no?

You know, this is brilliant. I have the nonstick muffin tins, and even with paper cups, they take 45 minutes to clean. Foil tins FTW.


Final report from our chef:

"not the best tasting muffins in the world"

We'll get 'em next time.

Monday, November 2, 2009

French Kraut

French Kraut

1 head cabbage - chop
1 green peppers
1 red pepper
2/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp celery seed
1 tbl whole allspice

Boil - cover cabbage

Found in "McLeod's Folly" by Louis Bromfield. Published by World, 1948.

Anyone else think of... ok, I can't think of any famous French-Germans. Google was no help.