Sunday Mornings Recipe – Kids in the Kitchen
Sunday Mornings – My time to get the kids in the kitchen and have fun.
The scene: Children are up wanting breakfast, and attention. I get up because I find it hard to sleep in. My bride, however, has no problem sleeping in – given the chance.
Today, I suggested muffins and enlisted the help of the little ones. They are extremely eager to assist. We measure, count and read the ingredients together (although I double check when my little reader tells me I need a pound of flour…). Fun, and learning. Second, is my attempt to make everyone happy with the type of muffins we make. Plain, please. Chocolate, please. Oh, and cinnamon. Not a problem, I make a base muffin recipe, and then divide it up to accommodate the various requests.
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg beaten
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cooking oil (I would add 1 teaspoon of extra oil or applesauce next time….).
– Plain and simple: Just load the batter about 3/4 full. Done.
– Cinnamon: After I had my plain muffins set aside, I put a teaspoon of cinnamon in batter and remixed. Then, loaded the batter in more muffins slots.
– Chocolate Cinnamon – Filled muffin tin 1/2 with batter. Then, placed a teaspoon of melted chocolate. Topped with remaining muffin mix. Done.
– Streusel topping – combined 3 tablespoons flour, 3 tablespoons flour with 2 tablespoons butter. Mixed until I had a crumble texture and placed on top of some of the muffins.
Now, we had a selection. Albeit the ones they fought over were the plain…..Geez.
But, what a beautiful Sunday morning. I could get used to this 7 days/week….. – Rod