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Different Types of Corn Flour Used in Baking

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Yeasted Corn BreadDifferent types of corn flour are increasingly being found in markets and in recipes. They can be confusing and often people substitute one for the other which sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t.

I remember when cornmeal was the only corn product for baking on the grocery shelves.  But, as they say, “times are a changing” so I thought it would be helpful to look at this in-depth. While many of us have thought corn is corn  evidently that isn’t true Continue reading

Fall Muffins – Apple, Pumpkin and Cranberry

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Fall MuffinsWhile muffins are good all year long, fall muffins are particularly tempting.  Temperatures start dropping, sweaters and jackets come out, massive amounts of colored leaves drift down in a lazy dance and it’s a good time to turn the oven on and bake a batch of muffins.  These easiest of baked goods are so simple to put together there is a term in baking called the muffin method.  Essentially all the dry and wet ingredients are mixed together separately.  They are then combined and that’s it.  Drop them into the cups, bake and enjoy.

What flavors are more indicative of fall than apples, pumpkin, and cranberries? Continue reading

Crumb Topped Orange Date Muffins

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Crumb Topped Orange Date MuffinsCrumbed Topped Orange Date Muffins are a quick, easy treat for anytime of the day but in particular the morning with a cup of coffee or tea.

Basically,  the dry ingredients are mixed in one bowl and the wet in another.  The two are combined and the dates are added.  Divided among mini cupcake pans, regular or Texas muffin pans, these are even better kept in a tin overnight.  Perfect for that morning treat. Continue reading

Easy PBJ Muffins – An Anytime Treat

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PBJ MuffinsNo time for a cake for Mother’s day –  well these Easy PBJ Muffins are the answer for a breakfast in (or out of) bed on this special day.

You don’t have to be a kid to love peanut butter and jelly. No matter what your age, these PBJ Muffins satisfy that craving. It is important to use jam or preserves in these muffins as the jelly has a tendency in the heat of the oven to run out. The thicker jams and preserves stay put.

This easy, straight forward recipe for PBJ Muffins takes minutes to make and freezes well for an anytime treat! Continue reading

Easily Made Raspberry Ripple Coffeecake

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Raspberry Ripple CoffeecakeThis Raspberry Ripple Coffeecake has always had a special place in my baking repertoire. A rich,   quick to make treat for breakfast or snacking, this has a crumb topping. Eaten warm or room temperature, coffeecakes are always a treat.

While this cake highlights raspberry, any favorite flavor jam can be substituted. This Raspberry Ripple Coffeecake is usually made in a 9 inch round pan, but I decided to alter the sizes to make a smaller cake and also feature regular and large Texas size cupcake pans for individual treats.

The cream cheese in the batter makes a particularly moist coffeecake that keeps well. Continue reading