Friday, May 30, 2008

Muffin Fiend

The sock, which started out so well, doesn't fit. I'm slightly distressed, though I shouldn't be considering the gauge was smaller than it should have been and I should have paid more attention to it before I started. The next attempt will be on bigger needles; the yarn will be the same. And hopefully I'll get it right this time! Part of my problem is that I knit tightly, which makes my gauge smaller. Now that I know what the problems are and how to do things like short row heels, I should be able to get through it without any other hitches. The finished one will be a trophy sock, I guess, 'cause I don't know anyone who wears a narrow size 8 shoe. Mmph.
And now, because I kinda-sorta failed at one thing, I'm making up for it by flashing pictures of muffins. See recipe below. Since we don't have any fresh fruit in the house, I used dried bing cherries, but other stuff would work just fine.

Cherry Muffins:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup plus about three tablespoons soy milk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried bing cherries, roughly chopped (or a little more, if you want)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk milk, eggs, and oil; sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Mix wet ingredients into dry and stir until mostly smooth; add the cherries and stir a little more--lumps are okay, according to The Joy Of Cooking. Oil the muffin tin and fill cavities about 3/4 of the way. Bake on middle oven rack for about 20 minutes. Makes about 10 muffins, depending on the size of the pan.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Yeah, the guage is really important with this sock pattern. Good luck on your next attempt, sweetie!

Those muffins look really good! I'm filing this recipe away for later... Thanks!