Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Nectarine, Cashew and Apricot Muffins
This heat! It's unbearable!
This is how my day went. I managed to bus to the mall no problem. Since I pretty much take public transit all the time, (let's pretend that it's because I want to save the environment, and not that I'm too lazy to learn to drive. I had my license, but it somehow expired. How now!) I usually have a fair amount of change hanging around in my pocket. But when I realize that I now need to bus to work, and I have no more change, well I have a mini panic attack. I get all sweaty and look around disoriented (although this may be because of the heat)
I'm thinking to myself "well, it takes around 45 minutes to walk to my work, and it's 1 hour until I have to be there. It's a nice day, I should just walk" I head over to Tim Hortons, and order an ice capp. What I get: a cup filled 1/4 with sweetened coffee like liquid, and the rest was filled with ice. So I pretty much just got a cup full of ice. Great.
But since I am not one to complain (I hate when people complain to me at my work, so I don't do it to others. You know, I'm all about the golden rule) I just walk away with my cup of ice. But while I was walking, my goodness, it was unbearably hot. I was glad for my cup of ice! See, an ice capp would have lasted me 5 minutes, tops. But this? Whenever I got too hot, I would pop an ice cube into my mouth, on my face, down my shirt... And it made the walk that much more fun.
Now I know what to do when walking. Always carry around a cup of ice. Good thing I didn't complain.
And what do I do when I get home from work? Bake of course. I was getting too used to the heat, I needed this heat to be inside my house as well as outside.
What you'll need:
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
-2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-6 tablespoons butter, melted
-1 cup milk
-1/4 teaspoon brandy flavoring
-1 nectarine, fresh, cubed
-4 apricots, fresh, cubed
-1/3 cup salted and roasted cashews, chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, sugar, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, butter, milk and brandy flavoring with an electric mixer. Slowly mix in the flour mixture until fully incorporated. Mix in the apricots, nectarine and cashews.
4. Bake for around 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
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