Thursday, June 19, 2008

blackberry muffins

Blackberry Muffins Recipe
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon milk
2/3 cup sugar
8 Tbsp warm melted butter (1 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla
11 oz of fresh blackberries, cut in half (often available at Trader Joe's)
(You can use frozen blackberries if fresh are not available.)
1 Position rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a standard 12 muffin pan or line with paper muffin cups. (Actually, with the berries you'll have more batter than just for 12 muffins. This batch made 18 muffins.)
2 Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
3 In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla.
4 Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix together with a few light strokes, just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Add the berries. (If you are using frozen berries, defrost them first, then drain the excess liquid, then coat them lightly in flour.) Do not overmix! Overmixing will cause the muffins to be dense, not fluffy. The batter should not be smooth.
5 Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of 1 or 2 of the muffins comes out clean, 17-20 minutes (or longer). Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes before removing from the pan. If not serving hot, let cool on a rack.
Serve as soon as possible, preferably within a few hours of baking.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fall off the bone ribs

These are so good!

however many ribs with bones in that you want
bbq sauce

Heat oven to 350. Put ribs in a dish like 9x13 and cover with water. Cover with lid or aluminum foil. Bake for 4 hours, keeping them covered in water, so check back after a couple hours. I forgot to check back last night and they were kinda dry. Drain water off. brush bbq sauce on and broil until done on that side, then flip over and brush bbq sauce on the other side and broil. maybe takes another 10 min total. done! soooo good! And I never made ribs before because I didn't know how. If you can premeditate dinner that far in advance, it is definitely worth it