Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fresh Cherry Streusel Muffins

What do you do when you have a bag of cherries and are craving muffins? You make cherry muffins! YUM! :)

Fresh Cherry Streusel Muffins
Makes 6 Texas size muffins or 12 regular

1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup pitted & chopped cherries

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 TBSP water

Preheat oven to 400. Grease large muffin tin or line with paper liners.

Mix butter through vanilla in small bowl; set aside. Mix flour through salt; toss in cherries. Mix wet into dry just until combined. Spoon batter into tin.

For topping, combine all ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of muffins.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TWD - BWJ: French Strawberry Cake

This week's recipe was French Strawberry Cake and I was very excited for it! It starts with a basic genoise (sponge) cake and is layered with whipped cream and macerated strawberries. Basically a fancy strawberry shortcake. I opted against making a full sized cake (supposed to be an 8" round) and made mini cakes. Easy to eat and super delicious!

Thanks to Sophia of Sophia Sweets and Allison of Think, Love, Sleep, Dine for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at their blogs.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cherry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Holy smokes... these pancakes were delicious!!! I used my basic buttermilk pancake recipe and added chopped cherries and chocolate chips. It tasted like chocolate covered cherries! Mmmmmm! I topped the pancakes with some whipped cream but you could totally use syrup if you wanted.


Cherry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup chopped frozen cherries
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl; set aside. Whisk together wet ingredients in another bowl. Mix wet into dry. Fold in cherries and chocolate chips. Batter will be very thick.

Cook pancakes on griddle until done.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

TWD-BWJ: Oasis Naan

Okay, so this is 2 days late but I got it done! :) I loved the flavor of this naan with the salt, cumin, and green onions. I should've flattened it just a bit more but I loved the puffy, chewy outside.

Thanks to Maggie of Always Add Butter and Phyl of Cabbages and King Cakes for hosting this week! The recipe can be found at their blogs.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I had a bunch of bananas that were going brown and was wanting something with a little chocolate so I came up with this recipe. Kills two birds with one stone and it is super yummy! :)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups mashed bananas (about 6)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips, divided

Mix flour through salt in small bowl; set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas, and vanilla; mix thouroughly.  Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.

Pour into greased loaf pan. Top with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

I absolutely love lemon and blueberries together (see THIS TART and THIS TRIFLE for 2 examples) so lemon pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup was a no-brainer. I tweaked my basic pancake recipe and came up with these. They are fantastic, fresh, and delicious! Enjoy!

Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup


1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP baking powder
Zest of 1 large lemon (about 2 TBSP)
Juice of 1 large lemon (about 1/4 cup)
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 egg
3 TBSP vegetable oil

Mix flour through zest in large bowl. In a different bowl mix juice through oil. Mix wet into dry until combined.

Spoon onto hot griddle and cook until done.


2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 TBSP lemon juice

Mix blueberries, sugar, and water in saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce to simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

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