Borrowed, Blue, Old, and New

Nope. Not a wedding. Just more baking.

Three things directed my baking this morning: 1) My son asked for corn muffins – which I enjoyed making them for him, 2) I had NO white, all-purpose flour in the house, 3) I had lots of blueberries. It was time to do something old yet new – improvise recipes I’d already baked with a variety of flours THAT I WAS DYING TO USE FOR A LONG TIME!!! Something blue – those blueberries. Something borrowed? Not sure. Can you help me on that one. Of course all the recipes are borrowed — except this morning’s flour choice issues.

I must admit — I HAD FUN NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS THIS MORNING – at least not completely so.

I didn’t even think I would blog this, so I took almost no pictures. What would I picture if I could?

Hmmm. Would it be Bob’s Red Mill Corn Flour?

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This is a finely ground product. Makes delicate corn muffins.

Hmmm. What about Bob’s Spelt flour? I guess I could.

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Google “spelt” and learn some cool stuff if recapturing ancient, nutritious forms of wheat turns you on. Does me.

Then there was them blueberries.

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Feeling like a walk in the woods right about now?

A WORD ABOUT BOB: I really don’t want to come across like a commercial, but I admire Bob’s Red Mill – the products, the history behind the business, and the business model of Bob’s Red Mill. I recommend visiting the website if thinking about the relationships between food-nutrition-people-business interests you (http://www.bobsredmill.com/ ).

LET’S CUT OUT THE CHAT AND GET TO THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG.

PICTURES PLEASE!

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Ready for weekend breakfast action!

Speical fun note: I got to use another new thing-a- ma-bob. The doughnut pan. I did it just for fun, making small, baked, bluebuerry doughnuts as well as regular muffin shapes.

WHEAT DETOUR: How’d it turn out? What? For the blueberry muffins I had NO all-purpose (i.e. white) flour. I did the following SHARING MY SECRET – HERE IT COMES….

1. 2 cups whole wheat flour

2. 1 cup spelt

3. 2 tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill Gluten – Yep. It was available at Mega Mart one day and it has come in handy.

Result: In my opinion, the best blueberry muffin I’ve ever eaten. The sprinkle of sugar on top was the perfect touch.

OTHERWISE

The recipes were as found in the Magnolia cookbook: 1) Blueberry Muffins, 2) Corn Muffins

HAVE A SWEET DAY!

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