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Big, Beautiful Muffins

I didn't call them that. It would be too audacious. Cook's Illustrated did. Or at least that was what they hope their subscribers would churn out from the oven by using the recipe.

If I were to name it, maybe I would call it Even-Cranky-Kid-Can-Do Muffin. But that would be too long, won't it? Well, that was how this recipe won my respect. Princess didn't want to go down for her usual 3-hour nap, so I was desperate to try anything to keep her out of trouble (read: biting remote controller, pretending sofas are Mount Everest, etc). I had forgetten how much we can both learn from each other when baking with Princess. I got to hear what she did during the cookery lessons in her school and she got to see how I handle the batter, which she tried to imitate.

The muffins are delicious. Nice wonder crumbs resulting from the use of yogurt. I didn't use plain yogurt but lemon-lime cheesecake yogurt instead. I just can't follow instructions! So the muffins came out with a wonderfully lemony zing to it.

End result?

Breakfast secured. Princess contented. Nice ending.

She zonked out at 9pm last night.


  1. Yummy!!! I love muffins, in any flavour..

  2. I just wanted to let you know I have just found your blog and I am in love. Thank you for creating a beautiful blog with such delicious looking dishes! My grandmother is Japanese and I have yet to get any cooking lessons from her. I crave to make dishes she made for me as a child. Your Japanese dishes have inspired me to give it a try. Thank you.

  3. Jasmyn - I was hoping to make more adult-version of the muffin (read: orange-cranberry or dark chocolate-cherry), but then again ... Next time!

    Andrea - Thanks for dropping by! My Japanese dishes aren't quite to mark yet but I'll keep trying. Japanese food is my all time favourite.

  4. Just found your blog. I will be putting it on my bookmarks. I am not a cook, but hope to change that. Describing cooking as better than a roller coaster ride is something I would like to feel. In fact I am blogging a post tomorrow on a French Canadian dish my mom-in-law taught me this past weekend. I look forward to trying some of your recipes. Thanks!

  5. Hi Mrs Mess, Thanks for dropping in. Looking forward to your dish already!


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