Thursday, September 2, 2010
Last weekend I picked up a dog-earred copy of Anne of Green Gables at a garage sale and promptly reread it. Growing up this was one of my most beloved stories. The character of Anne still warms my heart with her fantasy worlds, temper and love for those dear to her. Anne's greatest downfall, according to Marilla (the woman who adopts and raises her) is that she is forever getting lost in a dream world instead of attending to her chores. This leads to all sorts of baking disasters.
I must have been channeling Anne when I attempted to make blueberry muffins from the Smitten Kitchen site. They turned out a little like hockey pucks, but were delicious so I let it go. Justin and I gobbled them up while parusing baby name books and watching my stomach distort. Those little feet (or hands??) are getting strong!
A few days later I decided to make the muffins again, only then realizing that I had forgotten ALL the baking soda AND powder! No wonder they were hockey pucks. This time they were puffy and soft and just as delicious!
Go here for the Smitten Kitchen recipe, which was adapted from a Cook's Illustrated recipe. (Just being clear that it isn't MY recipe. Well, if you leave out all the levening, then it would be mine. I would call them Anne's muffins.)