Friday, July 31, 2009

Tea and Muffins

I have no knitting to show.

I work on the Summer Lake Shawl every single day--but--the amount of yarn left doesn't change!

So, in lieu of knitting, I'll share my tea and muffins with you.

I've been baking Boogie Knits Banana Muffins for quite a while. (Scroll down to Monday, January 29.) BTW, her current blog is here.

I made the basic muffins -- without nuts or sugar, though. The applesauce (even though unsweetened) makes it sweet enough for us. And I mashed three bananas.

However, what's fun is taking this recipe and trying all different things:
substitute orange extract for the vanilla
adding chocolate chips or dried fruits
omitting the cinnamon and nutmeg
using a mixture of nuts
using almond extract
grating lemon or orange into the mix

You get the idea.

The tea is ice tea concentrate thanks to Kay of Mason Dixon Knitting. (Scroll to the end of that entry.)

And she got the idea of the concentrate from Angry Chicken. It is brilliant! I'm my own Starbucks!

I soaked 8 peach tea teabags in a quart of cold water for 9 hours. Next batch, I'll soak the teabags for longer. YMMV

Now to go have some iced tea and a warm muffin!

Have a good weekend!


stringplay said...

These look great! Luckily I have some frozen muffins that I can just thaw out. I actually CLEANED my oven last week. It fairly sparkles and I want to keep it that way for a little while. Maybe I can remember this recipe link for next muffins.

Drat that ball of yarn playing such mean tricks.

Bubblesknits said...

Neat tip about the tea! I'm definitely going to try that! :-)

minipurl said...

Didn't you hear about the frogger who sneaks into people's homes late at night and frogs their knitting?
I'm gonna make those muffins. Yiummmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Your muffins look delicious. I copied the recipe into the cookbook application along with all your notes. Thanks. Thanks for the concentrated ice tea info. too.
Good luck finishing your beautiful shawl!

Windyridge said...

Love the tea idea, it's great!