Saturday, January 26, 2008

number 70

This is my 70th post on my blog. Crazy. Here is a random group of photos from the last 2 days:


The Coffee Cake muffins that almost made me cry.


They ended up being delicious! The best tasting thing in a long time, according to Kenton. :) Pretty amazing, considering how badly I thought I had messed them up...

I made them for a foot pampering (Arbonne) party I hosted this morning. Lots of people were able to make it & we had a nice time. I can't wait to try out my new "stuff."


Trying on Dad's shoe. :)


So proud of himself for being able to walk with such a giant shoe on one foot!


Making a fort with Daddy. Finn was interested in the flashlight!
(Blurry shot, but you can see Kenton's face just past Finn's left shoulder.)

Edited: Kenton asked me to post the actual recipe on my blog so that we would have record of it forever...in case Martha ever decides to remove it from her site. :) So here's the recipe:

Jumbo Coffee Cake Muffins
  • FOR STREUSEL
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • FOR MUFFINS
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  1. Prepare streusel: In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles large coarse crumbs; refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Prepare muffins: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two jumbo 6-cup muffin pans. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sour cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture just until combined.
  4. Divide half the batter among muffin cups; top with half the streusel. Cover with remaining batter; top with remaining streusel. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

2 comments:

Jacqueroni said...

those coffee cake muffins were amazing! i brought one home for stu and then ate it myself (he left it sitting on the counter a few minutes unsupervised). finn looks like he is much happier than the last time i saw him. such a cutie! sorry we cant make it tonight but i am excited about the snow!

mom said...

Thanks for the recipe, Katrina! They were yummy-and that picture of Bigfoot Finn is hilarious!
Such a darlin'boy!