*note: this blog was written, edited, and ready to go on Friday MORNING!! I set it up for auto post for Sunday morning. I guess wordpress didn’t deem my post important enough to follow through on the directions given. This frustrates me. I don’t procrastinate and it still appears as though I did.*
When it came to muffins, I never made them from scratch. They were always one of those baked goods that I made from a premade baggie. You know the ones: dried fruit bits in a flour-like substance that you add milk and oil to which yields quite possibly THE lumpiest dough in the world and bake up to be pathetic, tiny doorstops. Yah, you know the ones.
This was my first foray into the world of scratch muffin making. Although I can’t say that this has been the best muffin I’ve ever tasted, They were tasty and I did enjoy making them (even though I made a big whoops!)
I decided that since this was a first for me that I would just follow the recipe rather than try to be creative, there’s always next time!
*stirring brown sugar/butter mixture* “this is going exeedingly well”
*tossing peached with flour mixture* “doing great!”
*dumps flour mixture into brown sugar mixture* “this is kinda thick…”
*gently folds. and folds. and folds.* “whyyyy is this so difficult?”
*spots cream and milk on the opposite counter* “$h!t, $h!t, $h!t”
*frantically pours liquids into already uniform mixture*
My kitchen smelled lovely and I awaited the outcome anxiously. I set the timer to 25 minutes wanting to check on them a bit sooner. Next time I’ll take off about three minutes as they were a tiny bit on the dry side. Learning, learning.
Thankfully, these muffins appeared to be the slightest bit forgiving to a cotton-headed ninny-muggins like me. THEY ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE MUFFINS! Eureka!!! The texture was a bit off to me, but I take full blame for that (see above self conversation for a few points of clarification) The taste however was strongly reminiscent of cinnamon. I was disappointed that the peach flavor was slim to none. I’ll add more peaches, less milk and cinnamon and up the lemon zest a bit next time.
Oh and I won’t forget to mix in the milk and cream next time either. ;)
For the recipe, head on over to JoVann’s blog The Givens Chronicles. She’s a southern girl like me!
For more pictures of these muffins, click here.