One loaf of bread left on the pantry shelf.
It HAD to be baking day....Today!
I started with bread and it grew from there.
This is what I call my Everyday Loaf, but my 17yo son calls it
The Queen's Loaf. ~mother's smile~
It is made with white flour, wheat flour, ground oats
and it's sweetened with molasses.
While the bread was rising, I thought a peach pie would be delicious for dessert tonight so I grabbed a couple jars of the peaches I canned last fall, drained them, and made a thick filling from part of the syrup to pour over the peaches for the pie. I drank the rest of the syrup -- liquid of the gods! A little fresh grated nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon and I had a pie in progress. I am such a messy cook.
Two items down.
But I had been thinking of those chocolate muffins we had at Easter for days so....
They came next.
The muffins have strong coffee and vanilla chips in them
so I gave them a new name...
Perk-up Chocolate Muffins.
I know. You want the recipe.
Perk-up Chocolate Muffins
1/2 c. baking cocoa
2/3 c. hot, strong coffee
1 1/3 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, soft
3/4 t. baking soda
1/8 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 c. vanilla chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix coffee & cocoa and set aside to cool.
In a bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time. Now add the coffee mixture. Lastly, fold in dry ingredients and chips. Do not over-mix. Pour in lined muffin tins. Bake at 350* for about 15 minutes.
Makes 12 scrumptious muffins.
It's time to clean up the mess and then.....
it's coffee time!