Still on my Break

Hi friends and fellow bloggers,

I am so happy the weather has cooled down considerably because it means we no longer have 400 forest fires burning in my province. Instead we have about 260 fires burning with most of them under control. Sadly, it has been a year of great forest devastation but I pray that out of the ashes will spring forth new and vibrant life.

I am not actually back to blogging but I did want to share my weekend baking. It has been so hot that I haven't been able to bake anything or feel much like cooking but I was able to bake some muffins and some one bowl bread today.

The muffins I spotted recently on Katy's Food for the Hungry Soul.  Katy always has scrumptious recipes and photos on display. Once in awhile I get to try them if the recipe looks simple enough and I have the ingredients on hand.

Recently, these French Breakfast Muffins looked so tasty and Katy described them just right so I had to try them and get them ready for breakfast.


Here is the recipe Katy used from Better Homes and Gardens.


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup butter melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a mixing bowl combine flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
 
In another bowl beat egg slightly; stir in milk and 1/3 cup melted butter. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (the batter may be lumpy). Lightly grease muffin cups. Fill cups about two-thirds full with batter. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins are golden.

Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl combine the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Immediately dip tops of hot muffins into the 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine, then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated. Serve warm.

Makes 12 smaller-sized muffins.

I doubled this recipe and made larger sized muffins (18). I didn't have any nutmeg on hand so added a bit of cinnamon instead of nutmeg.  They taste very good and Katy described them just right.

I also made some one bowl bread which I have made once before. Here is a photo. You can find the recipe here.  They might look a little different. That is likely because I didn't take as much time or care to shape them this time and I added a little less flour.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. These look yummy ! Hope you're enjoying your blogging break - thanks for popping in, though :)

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  2. Dear Joyful, that does look very tasty.
    Glad to see your post.
    Hugs and Blessings

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  3. Sad to hear about the fire devastation there Penny - hope it ends soon ...

    Enjoy your blogging-break and thanks for still visiting mine ...

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  4. I'm so sorry to read these news about fires. we don't need any more deforestation do we ? here too, summer and high temperatures are dreaded because of the fires.

    Hope you're enjoying your summer break to the max. and for what i see...it looks promising ! :-)
    i love muffins !
    Enjoy and relax....
    xoxo

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  5. Glad it's cooler.I heard the smoke was very bad. Your baking looks yummy. We won't bake 'til it's a bit cooler here.

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  6. Thought I'd drop in and say hi..this looks good. I'm so sorry about those fires!! Your right, soon new life will come. It hasn't been much of a hot or humid Summer this year- thankfully and we haven't had an over abundance of rain either, for that matter. I'm shaking off the last remainder of a cold so I haven't been cooking much at all. This looks like it would be tasty- thanks for the recipes my friend! Have a great day-

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  7. So very sorry about the fires and the damage...

    Your pictures look yummy!

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  8. So very sorry about the fires and the damage...

    Your pictures look yummy!

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  9. I'm so sorry to read these news about fires. we don't need any more deforestation do we ? here too, summer and high temperatures are dreaded because of the fires.

    Hope you're enjoying your summer break to the max. and for what i see...it looks promising ! :-)
    i love muffins !
    Enjoy and relax....
    xoxo

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  10. Sad to hear about the fire devastation there Penny - hope it ends soon ...

    Enjoy your blogging-break and thanks for still visiting mine ...

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