Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Peanut Butter - Streusel Muffins

Peanut Butter- Streusel Muffins


1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with baking cups; set aside.

For streusel topping: in a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the flour, and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of the butter until crumbly. Stir in peanuts and 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips, set aside.

In a large bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons butter & the 1/4 cup of peanut butter; beat with an electric mixer until combined, about 30 seconds. Add about 1/2 cup of the remaining flour, the remianing brown sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, the egg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Add the remaining flour and milk. Beat on low again until combined. Stir in remaining chocolate chips.

 Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each one 2/3 full. Sprinkle streusel topping on top.

before baking

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in baking cups on wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins. Enjoy.

finished and cooling

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Strawberry & Cream Cheese French Toast

I've posted this recipe in the past. Its so often requested from my family that I figured that it couldn't hurt to post it again.

French toast: using sliced white bread, I dipped them in whisked up eggs (both sides), then I melted some butter in a griddle over medium heat and cooked those bad boys until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

So the cooking part was done and I began to assemble. I took a piece of french toast, spread a thin layer of cream cheese, then topped that with some fresh whipped cream and a few sliced strawberries. I made one more layer and sprinkled a little bit of powdered sugar on top and some syrup.

Whipped Cream: Take make my cream, I used heavy whipping cream and several pinches of sugar. I whipped it until fluffy and wah-la!