Sweet or savory? The recipes in this post feature one of each – Cheddar Cheese Muffins fit the bill for the savory distinction and Applesauce Spice Muffins possess the sweet characteristics.
Applesauce Spice Muffins are so appropriate for fall as they are enhanced with flavor intensifiers such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, applesauce and chopped nuts. As mentioned in the previous post, dry ingredients and wet ingredients are mixed together until dry ingredients are just moistened. Mixing the batter too much may lead to holes and tunneling in the finished muffins instead of the desired result of a fine even-textured muffin. After the muffin batter is in the pan, topping ingredients are mixed and sprinkled on top of the muffins. Then the muffins are baked until puffed and golden.
Cheddar Cheese Muffins are light and fluffy, almost biscuit-like, and are good any time of the day! Cheese is the main flavor in this muffin recipe but other herbs and spices could be added for more layers of flavors. Dill, parsley, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning are just a few ideas for upping the flavor profile of these tasty muffins.
It’s time to say farewell to summer with children going back to school, slightly cooler temperatures, and football exhibition games on TV. I’d like to share one more peach recipe with you as peach season will soon be over.
The recipe is for Blueberry-Peach Crisp and I was delighted with how yummy it turned out. The color is interesting since the blueberries tint the peaches with their hue. Flavor intensifiers in this recipe include cinnamon, ground cloves, and lemon juice. A scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt would be great on a warm bowl of Blueberry-Peach Crisp. Enjoy!
Future posts will feature more muffins(!), meatless meals, featured spices and more!
Don’t forget to Savor the Flavor!