Monday, February 21, 2011
Basic Muffin Recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Whisk these together in a bowl.
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
2/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
In a separate bowl, whisk these together, then add the flour mixture and fold into until the dry ingredients are moist. Do not over mix, batter should be lumpy.
Spray muffin pan or use liners Fill each cup evenly (should make 12) and bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean – 12 to 15 minutes. If you are adding fruit then allow a few extra minutes. Let cool 2 to 3 minutes, serve as soon as possible.
Summer Fruit Variation
1 1/2 cup Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries or mixed.
Zest of 1 Lemon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice
Mix first four ingredients, and then fold into batter along with the Lemon juice.
Monday, February 7, 2011
151 North Foster Street
11-3 Monday - Saturday
River Nile has been one of my favorite places to eat since I first visited four years ago… they make some of the best soup I have eaten in my 50+ years and the new addition of cupcakes makes it even more appealing.
Peanutbutter Fudge Cupcake
My attempt at Rosemary LemonadeZest from 2 squeezed lemons
2 sprigs of rosemary, at least 3 inches long
8 cups water
Combine sugar, one cup water, rosemary, salt, and lemon peel in a saucepan and bring to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook at least 10 minutes at medium heat to infuse flavors. Strain or pick out the rosemary and lemon peel and discard. Cool the sugar mixture. Stir it with the fresh lemon juice and the water and serve over ice. A rare treat!
Pimento Cheese (I used a local brand Palmetto Cheese)
5 pounds ground chuck
1 tsp Emeril’s Original Essence
Small rolls or buns
Mix the Emeril’s Essence with the 5 pounds of burgers, shape burgers to desired size and thickness. Grill or cook on griddle indoors. While cooking burgers place rolls in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until warmed.
Place tablespoon of Pimento Cheese on top bun and then place hot burger on Pimento Cheese. Garnish with desired condiments.
Makes between 25 and 30 burgers.