May 3, 2010

I CAN be a domestic goddess. . . sometimes...

It is well documented here, there and everywhere that I don't cook.  Ever.

I attempted to way, way, way back when.  When Man-Child was just an infant and I was a stay at home mom.  Then after the great oregano meat-loaf incident (what? I never told you about that?  Hmmm, let's just keep it that way for now....) Hubby asked me to just stop!  Apparently, he wanted to live or something.  I don't know.  Whatever.  I said sure, no problem and (thankfully) haven't cooked since.

Now, I will bake (because that is not cooking).  In fact I (usually) enjoy baking.  Unless there's pressure.  And usually there is pressure since it involves baking for an event or something.

Man-Child asked me to make him some muffins yesterday.  But I was so not in the mood.  It was hot and I was in the middle of a book that is turning out to be very good; good enough that I may tell you about it when I am done - maybe; we'll see (the way I've been lately I just can't make any commitments! I keep forgetting about them!).  Anyway, I didn't make them - I know - bad mom! Right? Especially since they'd been gone all weekend - but I was in the middle of a good book and it was hot!  So I get a pass.  Plus I'd kinda gotten into the groove of doing whatever I wanted to do . . .

Anyway, since today is his "hard" workout day (the kind of workout where he needs his dad to go with him to spot him on the weights - this means I have the house to myself for about 1 1/2 hours after I get home) I decided to make him cranberry muffins (see! Totally making up for yesterday's bad mom moment!).

So basically, this is the long way of telling you I made muffins.  And since I'm nice that way, I thought I'd share the recipe.  Muffins from scratch is super, super easy and, according to Man-Child, very, very yummy (although we'll have to see what his opinion on these are as I've never made cranberry muffins before).

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sale
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 cup cranberries
2 tablespoons sugar

Heat the oven to 400⁰

Grease muffin pan, or line with paper cups; set aside.

In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside.

In another bowl combine egg, milk and oil.  Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.  Stir until just moistened (batter should be lumpy).  Fold in cranberries and 2 tablespoons sugar.

Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling each about two-thirds full.

Bake for about 18 minutes; or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.  Cool and enjoy.

Now since I'm a bad, bad blogger - I didn't take any pictures of the process, but I did manage to remember to take one of the result (before M-C gets home & eats the evidence!).


They look good . . .

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Well, Man-Child just arrived home and informed me that in his "opinion as muffin expert they are AWESOME!"  

So, I guess with that recommendation . . . if you are in the mood for muffins and have a few minutes to spare - try them out.  From the time I began to make them, popped them in the oven and cleaned the kitchen it only took 30 minutes; then 18 more for them to cook.  So yeah, I can kinda rock that Domestic Goddess title (every once in a while).


7 comments:

  1. Ooops! Let me clarify-those are supposed to be dried cranberries!

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  2. They look yummy! I may have to give them a go...

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  3. I'm glad you clarified it was dried cranberries because I was reading this and thinking, "those would be good but fresh berries are so expensive here" haha. I may have to try this recipe out!

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  4. How wonderful! They do look delicious, and I'm sure that M-C was not exaggerating. I also cook very seldom, but hubby does, all the time, I like this arrangement.

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  5. Cooking is not my favorite thing to do!! I love it when my husband cooks and I help with the clean up!

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