Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Okay, let's keep it real.
I'm a person that strives to be the best. I sometimes even claim to actually be the best. But in all reality, in most situations - I'm just mediocre.
But I'm still a competitive beast by nature. And when things go wrong - I'm not a happy camper.
Take these muffins, for instance. Yes, they look like normal blueberry muffins on the outside, but you know what? I really made a big boo-boo on this one. I forgot the sugar.
I mean... who the heck forgets the sugar?! Maybe a novice baker. Maybe a 10 year old. But me? This isn't my first baking rodeo. I've made muffins a million times, and could probably make them with my eyes closed... or not.
It's times like these that I just have to laugh at myself. One... for being an idiot and forgetting the sugar. But two, because there are other things in life a little more important than some sugar in some muffins. And because I was stubborn as all get out - I continued to eat these sugar-less muffins because I didn't want to waste them and admit defeat. So really... maybe I did come out on top.
So here's the recipe (as it was supposed to be, sugar-included).
Do you ever have one of those "DOH!" moments in the kitchen? Feel free to make me feel better by saying I'm not the only one =)
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar (don't forget it now!)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
juice from 1 lemon
1 cup blueberries
Preheat oven to 500 F.
Fill muffin tin with liners.
Whisk flour, SUGAR, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Fold in blueberries.
In another medium bowl, beat buttermilk, eggs, oil, vanilla, and lemon juice until combined.
Mix liquid ingredients with dry ingredients until incorporated.
Fill muffin liners about 2/3 full. Place in oven and immediately drop temperature to 400 F.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cake tester or toothpick comes out clean.
I even tried to salvage the muffins by making a quick glaze with some water and powdered sugar. While it helped give a bit of a sweet note, it just wasn't the sweet note that permeated the entire muffin like that 1/2 cup of missing sugar would have given! Oh well... There will be other muffin baking experiences to be had (hopefully including sugar next time)!
I'm off to bed - See you guys tomorrow!