Saturday, December 12, 2009

Heinz says


no to paperwork this weekend.

So this morning I made Cranberry Muffins:

1/4 cup margarine
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour (1 cup white, 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour)
2 tsp baking pwdr
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts

Cream margarine with sugar. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Sift flour with baking pwdr and salt. Add to misture alternately with milk. Add cranberries.

350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

**I rarely use salt in a recipe and cannot tell the difference.
**I run the walnuts through my blender and chop them up fine. I like the taste better, but that is my personal preference.
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Tins and Treasures said...

Oh My Gosh, Heinz...
You are so convincing...I'm not going to correct papers today either...
I guess I'll clean house and wrap presents....
Those muffins sound delicious...

Have a wonderful holiday season ~Natalie

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I LOVE the picture of your kitty!!! Love it! Anyone who had a big, beautiful yellow and white cat at any time, will remember it. ,-)

Except that mine was a particularly beautiful but NASTY cat. 'Patches' liked no one. But me, WHEN I was feeding her. Yish...

By this, I do NOT imply that 'Heinz' is nasty. ,-) It's just that imperious look which he has, and I guess most all cats have, at times. ^_^

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Salt in recipes ~ Salt reacts with baking powder, to help a food to rise. It's a chemical reaction.

Now how in blazes do I know that?!? Moi who never *got* any chemistry or math or etc. lessons!

Probably because I'm married to a pharmacist. And pharmacists know chemistry. In fact he just said that "all cooking is chemistry." "Mix stuff and bake. Chemistry." :-)

I said that sounds like alchemy and he said... "It's that too!"

Now, don't you have more respect for your baking bowls and measures and pans and oven? :-))))