Kitchen Tales

These are posts about being in the kitchen, stories about attempts at cooking that weren't good enough to report on, and other posts about stuff that can't be eaten.

Muffin Mania


It started with banana bread. I have been craving banana bread all week. I would have to buy too many bananas for only one bread, so I thought, I might as well make two and take some in to work. After checking my recipe, I decided against it: A single banana bread takes 60 minutes to bake. Since I only have (currently) one loaf pan, two loaves of banana breads would be two hours. Three loaves, the bare minimum needed to serve the 36 people in my section of the building, would be three hours.

But, any quick bread (non-yeast bread) can be made into muffins. So, after checking a few recipes, I had a plan to make enough muffins for everybody. I had never made lemon poppy seed muffins before, so that was going to be one batch. Of course, I would make some banana muffins, and finally, I remembered some berries were on sale at the grocery store, so I would also make some berry muffins (it ended up being strawberries).

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