Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cardamom Sticky Buns

I made these a while ago but have been so busy that I have not been able to write about them. I tasted one and thought they were a perfect stray away from the ordinary cinnamon sticky buns. Other than cardamom, a little cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg was used. I also used slivered almonds, lemon extract, and raw honey. My coworkers liked them. My friend said that it reminded her of ginger and she is not a fan of ginger and was not of my sticky buns.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sticky buns and Coffee Cake

Well, the other night I made sticky buns and something I will call a coffee cake, though it was truly created because of my laziness. I will write more about it later but for now here is a picture of the coffee cake that I took to work.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sticky buns

I will try my hand at sticky buns but not sure what I will do just yet. I am all about not making the traditional. Pictures, good or bad, are too come. I need to take pictures of people eating these concoctions.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Chocolate Orange Muffins

I made these about two weeks ago. They are more orangy and firmer than the first chocolate orange muffins that I made. To offset the cocoa powder and orange, I dusted with some powdered sugar.

I want to play with dough. I don't quite understand what that means yet but will let you know once I have figured it out.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Muffin Fiends I Have not abandoned You

I have just been busy. More to come. I did make some banana coconut cream muffins that people loved but did not take a picture. I will make that again in the coming weeks.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Who's going to eat it all?

I just finished baking four batches of muffins. My roommates love them but seriously, who is going to eat them all? I am taking some to work. I don’t know why, but I get the sneaking suspicion that some people are getting annoyed with my baking at work.

In the back left corner are Sante Fe Jarlsberg muffins. A spicy cheese muffin with a nutty flavor. In the back middle are a modified (and better version) of the chili cilantro muffins. Okay, I say better because I actually wrote down the recipe to this one, but my roommates say that it is really better. In the back right corner are honey citrus muffins. These are pretty healthy, and by the time I had finished them, my roommates were full off of the two cheese ones. They were not tasted. They have some sugar but most of their sweetness comes from the fruits and honey. It is basically a modification, for the better, of the citrusy muffins. I, once again, used dried fruits because I have an abundance of them. In fact, I was going to use up the rest of the dried fruit with making a whole wheat flour/Agave nectar muffin. I became too pooped. There is always tomorrow. In the front center are some orange chocolate fudge cream cheese muffins with cashews. These muffins have a brownie like texture and in the middle is a dollop of orange flavored cream cheese. I do think that the chocolate lovers will enjoy.

I am off to bed. 

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Graduate school

I have learned that I have been accepted to graduate school. I am worried and happy at the same time. Wish me luck that I can go because money is hard to come by.

I will probably lay low on baking for a while. I will finish up the ingredients that I have here and continue to post pictures. I will most likely try to turn that cookie poll winner into a muffin flavor (just prefer muffins, scones, specialty desserts to cookies, cakes, and cupcakes).  This is mainly a monetary issue more than anything. My coworkers who follow my blog know what I am talking about.

Tonight or tomorrow, I plan on coming up with something that I can share in pictures with some and in taste with others.

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