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"Leftover" Muffins

Yesterday, I grated too much carrots than I needed for Ken’s carrot hotcakes. I also had some left-over spam bits, cheddar cheese and sausage from yesterday’s salad. While I was making Ken’s hotcakes, I saw a recipe for parsley muffins at the back of the mix packaging. So I gathered all the leftovers and decided to make muffins with them. Hence the name.

This is my first time to make muffins like these. All I have been making were muffins with lots of sugar. I don’t know how much sugar there is in this recipe though because I used the hotcake mix.

Ingredients:
200 g hotcake mix
2 tbsp milk
2 eggs
1/4 onion minced (1/2 if the onion is small)
4 pcs small sausages diced
spam bits
1/3 tsp salt
2 tbsp minced parsley
powdered black pepper
cheddar cheese

Directions:
1. Beat eggs and mix in milk, onion, sausages, spam bits, salt. Mix well.
2. Add the hotcake mix and mix till the flour is just wet.
3. Add the parsley and black pepper.
4. Scoop into a muffin pan and top with the cheddar cheese.
5. Bake at 180℃ for 30 minutes. (Made about six muffins)

The green of the parsley is very noticeable so when I offered it to Ken, he looked at it suspiciously and covered his mouth. It was quite tasty and very filling. Rad and I ate all of them for midnight snack and breakfast.

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>Finally! Muffins that look like Muffins!

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I was on a roll last friday, Rad made me bake another batch of bagels and I made myself have another try at muffins without beating the batter! Here it is! Oh I was so happy when they finally came out looking like real muffins! I just used the basic muffin recipe and folded some blueberries, choco chips and pineapples. If you are thinking that I am too lazy to post the recipes, you are right. LOL! Just wanna share my excitement over my muffins. These were gone on our first day of our trip to Matsue (I`ll be blogging about it later). If you`ve got tips for a noob then please feel free to share! They are so welcome!

>Never Beat a Muffin Batter

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So sue me. I am new at this and mistakes are bound to happen. I was happy that I have muffin plates already so I tried them with the delicious banana-blueberry muffin recipe (and because of my excitement, I even put in choco chips! what the heck..). And since I have been making these quickbread recipes which I figured could also be turned into muffin delights so I thought, I had it all figured out. Well, I thought wrong. When the “muffins” came out of the oven, I thought they looked flat and a bit soft. Perhaps, I didn`t beat the batter well enough? No! I overdid it! Geez. Every muffin recipe should have the warning: “Never Beat the Batter!” for noobs like me.


Oh well, although they didn`t rise, they are still as good as I thought them to be. And Rad, bless his heart, said he loved them! (I even asked him to beat the mixture haha!). There is always next time.

>Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

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Rad liked the pineapple orange muffin bread so much that he asked for another batch. I think he liked the moistness of the cake. I decided not to go with the pineapple and orange but to do it with banana and blueberry as I had to get rid of the bananas anyway. Plus, I added some oats for a bit of chunky texture.

This is actually a muffin recipe but I used a square baking pan to cook it in.


Ingredients:
2 bananas, mashed
1 1/4 c. flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 c packed brown sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 c. milk
3 tbsp melted butter or margarine (I used 3 tbsp salad oil)
almonds
blueberries


Directions:

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, beat egg, add milk, melted butter, banana, blueberries and nuts. Boil oats and add to the mixture. Mix the liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Bake at 250C for 20 to 25 mins. Serve warm.


Well, Rad said it tasted like my banana cake only it is more moist and a fuller taste, perhaps because of the milk. Mangantayon!

>Pineapple Orange Muffin Bread

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It is a slow Saturday. Despite the very nice weather, I wasn`t able to go out. I am really feeling lethargic. So I spent the whole afternoon doing the laundry, thinking what to cook, what to do with my paper and watching the old Willy Wonka musical, in that order.


I checked what`s in my stock and just searched on the internet using the ingredients. I have pineapple and all ingredients for a cake plus orange marmalade so here it is, I got this recipe from Fruittart.

Ingredients:
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (I used about 5 pineapple rings and crushed it for 2 secs using blender)
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 3 tbsp melted butter or margarine (I used 3 tbsp salad oil)
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts (I used almonds)
  • 2 t grated orange peel (I used 2 tsp orange marmalade)

Directions:

Drain pineapple.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, beat egg, add milk, melted butter, pineapple, orange peel and nuts.
Mix the liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Bake at 400F for 15 to 20 mins. Serve warm.

I didn`t drain the pineapple. I figured a bit of juice won`t hurt. And it didn`t. One thing I regret though is not adding more pineapple and more orange marmalade. But it turned out well. I put some glaze on it too immediately after the oven buzzed. The glaze was just 2-3 tbsp of pineapple juice and brown sugar.

I called it bread coz I still don`t have muffin molders. I`m afraid there won`t be anything left for tomorrow`s breakfast. Rad loves it!