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Double the Muffins

Double the fun. So, for UBC Solar 3rd Bake Sale, I baked some muffins~ 2 kinds of muffins:

Left chocolate chip vanilla muffin, right butterscotch chip chocolate muffin.

I created my own variations~ Original recipe from here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/best-ever-muffins/

Dry Ingredients

Ingredients (Make 12 muffins):

Mixed dry ingredients for Chocolate Chips Vanilla Muffins

Dry Ingredients (if you want to make chocolate chip vanilla muffins)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar

Mixed dry ingredients for Butterscotch Chips Chocolate Muffins

Dry Ingredients (if you want to make butterscotch chip chocolate muffins)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened chocolate powder
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar

Wet Ingredients (same for both)

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Stir together the dry ingredient in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork and stir in milk and oil.
  3. Pour all at once into the flour mixture.
  4. Mix quickly and lightly with a spatula until moistened.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  6. Pour the batter into paper lined muffin pan cups.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden.

Other possible variations from the site:

  • Blueberry Muffins: Add 1 cup fresh blueberries.
  • Raisin Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped raisins.
  • Date Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped dates.
  • Cheese Muffins: Fold in 1 cup grated sharp yellow cheese.
  • Bacon Muffins: Fold 1/4 cup crisp cooked bacon, broken into bits.

See how good they look

Chocolate Chip Vanilla Muffins

Butterscotch Chips Chocolate Muffins

They smell sooooooooo good, but I must control my gluttony.

Got to pack them.

Went to Timmy’s today to get a 12-donuts box (donuts are now resting peacefully in my co-workers’ stomachs).
Perfect fit for 20 muffins.

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Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Baking, Cafe

 

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Cheddar Crackers

Or maybe I should call them Cheese Crisps… I bake them and they don’t really look like the photo from the original recipe…

From http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cheddar-crackers/

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 cup butter, chilled
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons cold water, or as needed

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, white pepper and mustard.
  2. Cut in butter with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in Cheddar cheese.
  4. Stir in water one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is able to hold together.
  5. Press the mixture into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a rectangle that is 16×12 inches. The dough should be about 1/8 inch thick.
  8. Cut into 1×3 inch strips.
  9. Place the strips onto the prepared baking sheets spaced about 1 inch apart.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden and crispy. Cool completely before storing.

They turn out to be more like butter shortbread cookies than crackers… but the cheese still tastes good. Oh well, gotta try another cracker recipe next time~

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2012 in Baking, Cafe

 

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