Friday, September 11, 2015

Raspberry Streusel Muffins ~




There is something magical about muffins. I just love them. Fresh, warm muffins of almost any kind make the perfect breakfast, brunch, snack, treat, or dessert! So, when I realized we had a bumper crop of raspberries on the homestead this season, muffins it was! I looked at several recipes, but this version was the one I was certainly going to try and adapt if need be. It is wonderful. The word for these is simply gourmet! They truly are. The crisp, sweet topping of the streusel over the buttery mix of cinnamon raspberry tart delight is just something I can't fully describe. You are just going to have to try them. 

P.S. Be sure to hide one for yourself. No worries! Your secret is safe with me. XOXO



 

Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg-beaten
  • 1 Cup Raspberries-fresh or frozen but drained

Streusel Topping Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon in Cinnamon


  1. Streusel: Pulse 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a food processor until crumbly.


  1. For Muffins: Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine 1 cup flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Stir in the 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  4. Add the milk, 1/2 c butter and egg to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
  5. Fold in the raspberries being careful not to break up the berries too much.
  6. Spoon the batter into paper-lined muffin cups and sprinkle with the streusel.
  7. Bake 15 to 20 or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
  8. *We encourage farm fresh and organic ingredients if possible. ~


Enjoy!
xoxo

As seen on Food.com


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Honey Cinnamon Butter-Texas Roadhouse Inspired!

                                       



I am about to become your absolute best friend. This is the most delicious, yet simple recipe with the most amazing responses I have ever received! We've all been to Texas Roadhouse and had that delicious butter on their amazing rolls, right? I could make a meal out of that with a sweet potato all on it's own! I was fortunate enough to run across a butter recipe inspired by it and just had to make it with my own homemade bread today. I was so excited! However, as I was making it, I accidentally started to place pumpkin spice into the KitchenAid on top of the butter. I gasped! How could I make such a mistake? Simple. The containers looks the exact same. As I stood there, the lightbulb came on... WHO would not love this? A dash of pumpkin spice with all these yummy things? So, I pressed forward with great anticipation. I am so thankful that I did! You can try the basic recipe below, but I promise you... add that dash of pumpkin spice, spread that soft butter on fresh, warm bread and fall will be forever in your heart!





Basic Recipe

2 Sticks Butter (Softened)
1 Cup Honey
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1-2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
Dash of Pumpkin Spice





Mix until blended and smooth. Enjoy! XOXO

If you would like to learn how to make delicious homemade bread, check out our post here!
http://appalachiashomestead.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-ultimate-bread-recipe.html

Adapted from Homesteading Tips