Anyhow, there has been ever so much baking in the house lately resulting in an overabundance of tasty things to snack on during the day. So here are some of the best or most interesting things.
Banana muffins with a crumb topping
I love muffins. I went a little nuts and made four different kinds one day; banana with crumb topping, almond cranberry, blueberry with a lemon sugar topping and blueberry with crumb topping. Good thing my family love muffins too or else I would have been eating them for a month!
I wanted to experiment with making a version of strawberry shortcake but in cupcake form. I made pound cake cupcakes and then made a glossy/silky/almost marshmallow-ish kind of icing. It was very interesting. I then mixed in some frozen strawberries which completely changed the consistency and made it a bit too thin for what I was looking for (it also tasted mush too sweet). I topped them with a chocolate glaze, coating some and drizzling others. Needless to say, they need a bit more work.
An up close shot of my creation.
My mom made a new cookie, and I think every baking ingredient is in it! But it is SO very tasty!
My sister found a recipe for a Sweet Potato cake! We were so intrigued by it so she made it...it took a whopping 26 tablespoons of butter too! The walnuts on the top were sauteed in butter, sugar and rum...yummmm!
And finally, today I made chocolate cupcakes today, but the recipe was not the regular kind. There was no butter, milk or eggs in the batter. Instead there was coffee, vinegar and olive oil. Apparently this type of recipe was common during the Great Depression and the 40's. They turned out quiet tasty too!