Monday, January 24, 2011

Muffin Madness

Muffin Madness!

This weekend my nephew came for his inaugural sleep over at Auntie Starla's house.
Unfortunately, my current budget doesn't allow much for extra curricular activities, so we decided to fins some fun things to do indoors. My newphew and I both share a love of food, so thanks to Quest enabling me to fill my cupboards, I was able to pull together some fun cooking projects for us.We were lucky to be joined by fellow adventurous cook and "Questie," Draya.

Muffins are one of those foods that hold endless possibilities and flavour combinations. I hauled out anything and everything that could possibly be used as a muffin ingredient and placed it on my kitchen table. My nephew was perplexed by the amount of white containers I had stacked around us, all from Quest, of course. The most effective use of Quest is to buy what is in the store even if you don't need it right away. A full pantry always comes in handy!

We made three different types of muffins, which Draya photograped for Quest's blog. Keep in mind that all of my ingredients, with the exception of three eggs, came from Quest.

Each of us chose a different combination for one batch. I went somewhat traditional with chocolate chunk zucchini. My nephew chose to go with white chocolate, walnuts, and dried cranberries infused with orange. Draya and I used our collective brains to come up with walnut, currents and a touch of Eggnog flavoured coffee syrup. Our yeild was 30 muffins.

Once the muffins were cooling on my windowsill, Draya and I used the remaining white and dark chocolate to make nut and fruit truffles. Not only did this leave us with no waste but we got an extra little treat. I sent my nephew home with his muffins to share with the household. I hope everyone enjoyed eating them as much as I did making them.

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