Friday, August 20, 2010

End of Summer

I'll be sad to see this summer go, though it was certainly an interesting one for me. My roommates are all heading back though this week/weekend, and I couldn't be more excited.

Today I made the blackberry cheesecake bars I'd made earlier this summer (mainly for Katie to try but also so that everyone had something yummy to come back to), and I finally finished Uncle Silas and started East Lynne by Ellen Wood.

Happy end of summer! :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Today, after being back in my house at school for three days, I decided it was time to bake something that everyone could enjoy as they're moving back in (and also, my go-to move, that I could eat for breakfast).

I made these blueberry muffins with a delicious brown sugar crumb on top. They turned out really good and they helped stop me from eating all the berries in the house every time I open the fridge.

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease or line muffin pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, white and brown sugars, salt, and baking powder. Stir in oil, eggs, and milk until well blended and very few lumps remain. Gently fold in blueberries being careful not to mash them. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full, or slightly more for a larger muffin top.
For the crumb topping, mix together the flour, softened butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Place a small amount on top of each muffin.
Bake muffins in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden skewer pierced in the center comes out clean and dry.

Baking at Home

This was the last thing I baked while I was home over the summer. My dad really wanted me to try this fudge that was on the back of the toll house chocolate chip bag, and I thought it turned out really good. It had a marshmallow base, but also required some heating and then refrigerating.

Delicious melting butter and other goodies.

Try not eating six hunks. I dare you.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pound Cake

I've been back and fourth, home and busy for the last couple of weeks, so I've had a little trouble keeping up with baking (but not for lack of wanting to). However, last week I made a pound cake with some friends that I haven't had a chance to post yet.

Elyse has the recipe, so I won't be posting that, but I do have some pictures! The cake turned out good, but not as sweet as we had expected. We also took it out too early so it was really undercooked in the middle, but the warm, gooey batter actually made a really delicious frosting. Mmm...

I didn't think Mikey added enough sugar, so I was a little sad. I'll forgive him though, only cause I like his silly band.