Really, that’s what these are, whole coffee cakes in convenient, eminently approachable handheld form. They even come complete with a creamy toffee topping, and a crunchy-sweet ribbon of toffee, almonds and butter crumb lacing throughout. As coffee cake, they’re perfect for an uplifting breakfast, a sweet way to start the day. As muffins, they’re ideal… Continue reading Hand Cakes
The suspect is a master of disguise, mixing undetected among both muffins and doughnuts. It bakes like a muffin, and even takes on its form, yet it’s robed in the cinnamon-sugar livery associated with doughnuts. Opening one reveals the dense essence of a doughnut too, down to the traces of nutmeg. Cook’s Country dreamed up… Continue reading aka Muffin, aka Doughnut…
It’s usually about this time the blog begins devoting attention to spring. At first, it’s just a random thought, but before too long the drumbeat becomes irresistible. Sort of like the weather. As with prior years, winter became old news long ago. It’s about time spring got here, isn’t it? There’s that, and there’s also… Continue reading Missed Mardi Gras, but Easter’s Still Close
If not an explosion, this week’s entry features at least an exuberance of berries. Either way, these blueberry muffins are a nice, sweet way to round out the season’s abundance of freshly-grown fruit and vegetables. For the next several months treats like this will fade to a memory, inspiring yearnings for their return next year.… Continue reading Blueberry Explosion
So here’s the first post to feature something sweet, but that isn’t the only thing that’s unusual. This also represents Germany’s single palatable contribution to the world table, streusel. What a gift, though! All by itself it very nearly makes up for sauerkraut, the -wursts and Germany’s other unfortunate efforts to find something good to eat. Streusel… Continue reading One in 1,762 Isn’t Bad, Is It?