Yesterday, while at work, I bragged about my banana muffins. You might remember how they were to be made from my very spotted bananas?
No matter. Sometimes, I think that I only say those kind of things to myself, but then am pleasantly surprised reading a blog about someone who had a similar thought, and amazingly enough, with my name on it!
Today, I’ll be taking those muffins to work with me. I had a few along yesterday, but there weren’t enough for everyone, and some felt cheated about that.
Here is how it looked before the baking process. I have the tendency to add or subtract ingredients along the way, so some people might notice the addition of rolled oats, which is an attempt to make things healthier.
They baked in the time stated on the recipe, and tasted fine, but….
They were on the moist side. Very moist, and increasingly so with each day that went on by.
Today, they will be known as, “Take it or leave it Banana Muffins”, or, “Eat these at your own risk Muffies”.
Baking is kind of like a relationship. You think you know what you are doing, what ingredients to use, but the finished product looks so very different than the individual parts! I’m glad that my wife refuses to read my blogs, or she might just start reading between the lines?
Well, this morning I discovered that they were even more moist on top, so I decided to hide this by doing what all good relationships do somewhere along the line.
Sugar coat it!
Now they are even sweeter, which is not what my wife says anymore about me, but it is probably because she is too busy enjoying my fabulous Muffins, Banana Style, with just a hint of some secret ingredient!
If you don’t get a chance to taste these today, there are still more for tomorrow. And if today’s batch is any indication about moist muffins, then tomorrow I’ll have to take my swim fins to work with me again!
That will be the last resort, because with that being a dead give-away, everyone will know that I’ve been baking again, and there won’t be enough for everyone to taste.
Which of course, will make me visit the local grocery store again, with my wife making the usual comment, “What! Baking Again! What are you making this time?”
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