Needle Tart

If I'm not knitting or sewing something, I must be cooking something!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Less sewing, More food!

Lately I seem to be getting involved in non-sewing/knitting things. I am working on Valentine's socks, but slowly. The name of the blog is Needle(for sewing etc)Tart( for cooking). Saturday was a little slow on the sitting-in-front-of-the-TV-sewing-stuff front, so I cooked. The caramel cookies from the most recent Bon Appitit were less than stunning. A cookie only makes it into the family cookbook if we devour the whole batch in one day. The caramel cookies were OK, but lacked that certain something that makes things so addictive.

On the other hand: The Chai/Pear muffins were a great success! Start with a basic muffin recipe...Oh, you need a little more help? Here:
Chai/Pear Muffins

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package dry Chai tea mix(I used Pacific Chai)

Mix all the dry stuff in a largish bowl.

1 can fruit juice packed pears
Drain the juice (don't use one of those cute little drainers. The pear pieces will just plug it up) and save it.
Chop the pears up and toss them with the flour mix.

Juice from the can of pears and enough milk to make one (1) cup
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons canola oil

Mix all the wet stuff together and add to the dry stuff. Mix until there are no big bunches of dry stuff. Place in 12 lined muffin cups, filling about half way. If you would like, sprinkle the tops with raw sugar or cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Sit down with a cup of tea and some muffins and knit or sew.


Anonymous Kari said...

Thank you for telling me where I could find the pattern for that pair of socks that was on yarnharlot.
Your blog is really cool. The Chai/Pear Muffin recipe sounds really good.

2:13 PM  

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