Archive | June, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

20 Jun

YUM!

Introduction:

This is truly a delicious breakfast (or more commonly for us, afternoon snack) that is fairly simple to make. The recipe was taken from a basic muffin recipe used by Emster’s family, and adapted to include bananas and chocolate chips. These little beauties are the perfect combination of moist and fluffy, with a hint of banana and a ton of chocolate (when Emster is in charge of measuring the chips). Even our non-banana loving friend has tried and enjoyed these muffins!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
* This recipe makes 12 muffins.

Cooking Instructions:

1.) In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  After everything is mixed together, create a well in the center to pour in the wet ingredients.


2.) In a separate bowl, mash the bananas. Beat in the eggs, milk, oil, and OJ. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient well, and stir until just mixed. Add in chocolate chips (we know you want to).

3.) Beat in the eggs, milk, oil, and OJ. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient well, and stir until just mixed. Add in chocolate chips (if desired, so go ahead and add them!).

4.)Fill greased or lined muffin pans.

5.) Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and top of muffins is a nice golden color.

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Spaetzle

5 Jun

Introduction:

Today we have a special guest, Adrienne, who taught TCF all about one of her favorite family recipes, Spaetzle (spet-zla, spat-zlee). Spaetzle is a German noodle that is made from egg and flour. As pastas go, this is a very easy recipe to make (especially if you have a spaetzle maker), and fairly hard to mess up. The Eric part of TCF had never eaten/made spaetzle before but is now a big time fan of it.

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
*This recipe feeds 4-6 people as a side dish.  Also, it can easily be doubled!

Cooking Instructions:

1.) Put a large pot of water on to boil. Combine ingredients in a bowl. Dough will be a sticky consistency.

2.) Grate mixture into boiling water

3.) Cook for about a minute after the spaetzle floats to the top, then skim them out of the water and place into a pot to keep warm

4.) Put a little butter and salt/pepper on the spaetzle, consume and enjoy. (Spaetzle also tastes fantastic when lightly fried in some EVOO or butter the next day)

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