Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday's Munchies

Many of us are wonderful cooks and generous about sharing our recipes. Mondays are for "make it happen" people. What could be a better way to encourage each other and create than to share what is going on in our kitchens.

Delicious Treats

We have a new addition for Mondays. A group of students in my classes at a local community college in Dallas started the delicious tradition of bringing treats for our break. First, Kevin Rush brought his wife Linda's wonderful baking. Then Bill Caldwell, Betty Haack, Agnes and Barbara Maimbourg joined the group of contributors.

On the last day of class we were talking about how we would miss these excellent treats and someone came up with the idea of sharing them on the blog.

This week we will feature "Dirt Muffins" contributed to us by Patti Berry. Patti has created the Campus Kitchen for us on our Computer School website. She has also worked for years in the capacity of a volunteer by taking her wonderful baked goods to a hospital near where she lives. She has a real talent for baking along with a big heart!

DIRT MUFFINS (Makes 12):

1+3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup cold butter or margarine
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
16 filled chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped
(I always use Doublestuff Oreos)

3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp sugar
5 cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies,
finely crushed (remember the Double stuff Oreos!)
2 Tbsp cold butter or margarine
2 squares or cubes of vanilla bark
1 Tbsp shortening

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In separate small bowl, beat egg and milk and applesauce, stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Gently fold in COARSELY chopped cookies. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full.

For topping, combine flour, sugar and finely crushed cookies. Cut in the butter until crumbly, sprinkle about 1 Tbsp over each muffin. BAKE at 400°for 15-18 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. In a microwave, melt vanilla chips and shortening until smooth (30 seconds at a time at full power, and stir). Drizzle over cooled muffins. Makes 12 muffins.

A special thanks to Patti Berry for helping us kick off Monday Munchies on our blog!!


Sage said...

Great idea; you know I will be here to enjoy seeing what is cooking in your little corner; thank you for starting this idea; everyone loves a new recipe.
Have any of your students started their own blog?

Anonymous said...

We all have enjoyed those Goodies. Excellent recipes.