“I’ll Have What She’s Having” Muffins


I am having an affair with Portland dining.  Every time Josie comes for a visit, which she did unexpectedly this weekend, I have multiple food orgasms. By this I mean head-thrown-back, makes-you-moan, absolute food ecstasy.  No Meg Ryan faking here.  (Sorry, mom, after writing about the inner workings of Viagra for the student paper as an undergrad, I figure you’re already immune to my raunchy word choices.)   After meeting a friend for hot chocolate, Josie and I stumbled upon the 23rd annual apple-tasting festival.  A local nursery hosted the event. Vendors galore were eager to share their apple-related products—caramel, cheese melts, salsa, dip, butter, cider, strudel…It was absolutely incredible.  If it has been a while since you yourself had a food-gasm, light a candle and eat one of these hot out of the oven.  Just don’t disturb your housemate with too much noise.

–Little Ms. Muffin

Apple Strudel Muffins

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
¼ cup sour cream
1 ½ cups farm-fresh apples (peeled and cored)

Topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. butter

1)      Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a muffin tin.

2)      In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Peel, core, and dice the apples and set them aside.

3)      In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar.  Thoroughly mix in the egg and the vanilla.

4)      Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the well. Mix until the batter is not lumpy.  Add the sour cream, until it is incorporated well.  Gently stir in the diced apples.

5)      Fill the muffin cups to the rim.  In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour.  Cut in the butter until there are pea-sized lumps.  Sprinkle the topping over the muffins.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove the muffins from the pan as soon as they are cool enough to handle safely, and let them continue to cool on a wire rack or plate.

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2 Responses to ““I’ll Have What She’s Having” Muffins”

  1. Emily Says:

    I approve. ;o)

  2. Mommy Says:

    That’s ok darling, enjoy your foodgasms wihile you’re young. I’m not offended in the slightest. Mommy

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