September 22, 2009 § 1 Comment
I was at the cafe I deliver to yesterday and a customer came up to me and said that the “Barley muffin” I made on Friday didn’t sound very nice. Hmm; funny that, I didn’t think I made a Barley muffin on Friday. Then after racking my brain for a few minutes I remembered what I had made, and told him that I had baked Pear and Praline, not Pear and Barley, so I guess Fridays muffin was lost in translation.
Praline is one of those things I remember making as a young kid, I loved to read my mums cookbooks try new recipes and smash-up her kitchen before she got home from work. I did burn the almonds the first few times though becauseI kept adding them at the beginning of making the toffee.
Pranline does make a lovely sweet crunchy topping for muffins, but I am not so sure about a barley topping though.
September 15, 2009 § Leave a comment
The other day I was given a huge bag or juicy oranges straight from the farm. I put the call out on twitter for suggestions for spring flavor inspiration what resulted was a “Orange and Rosemary Blossom” Muffin, and a new respect for the people who pick saffron.