I was in a cooking, baking and dessert making frenzy this weekend. Do you
ever have one of those weekends when all you just want to stay home and cook?
Well I did.
On Saturday I went to HEB to do my weekly shopping. I really don't like to
shop for groceries so I make a big list and go once a week only. I grab the list
and do my best to power shop and get back home asap. I was watching the
Pioneer Woman on the Food Network one day and heard her say that she
does not like to shop for groceries. Ah ... I felt vindicated :-) Getting back
to my story, after I rushed home and unpacked all of the groceries, I started
cooking. I made a big pot of turkey and white bean chili. When I served
it later that evening I garnished each bowl with a few squirts of fresh lime
juice, some chopped scallions, a dab of sour cream, chopped avocado and
I woke up quite early on Sunday morning and made a batch of mixed berry
and lemon muffins. The addition of some lemon peel gives the muffins
that little something special. I am sharing the recipe below.
After I baked the muffins I threw together an easy banana pudding for dessert
for Sunday dinner. I usually do not make dessert, but I had three ripe bananas
and I was just in the mood.
After all that food this weekend, this morning I only had raisin bran with
skim milk and a cup of green tea. It sure was fun indulging this weekend though!
Mixed Berry Lemon Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl add:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
zest of 1 lemon
In smaller bowl add:
1/3 cup butter ~ melted and cooled
1/2 cup plain yoghurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) mixed berries
Line or grease muffin tins. Add egg yoghurt and vanilla to
cooled butter and whisk til combined. Add the wet ingredients
to the dry flour mixture and then gently fold in the berries.
Bake 20-25 minutes until tops are golden and a toothpick
comes out cleanly. Let cool a bit before serving.
I adapted this recipe from The Baker Upstairs
And I am joining these parties ~
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley