Friday, April 15, 2011

Baking Disaster of the Week - Pumpkin Walnut muffins

Mini disaster of the week:

Casting my memory back to last year's yummy Quinoa Sweet Potato Muffins

I thought I would attempt this recipe with pumpkin instead of sweet potatoes and walnuts instead of dates. Although edible, it was more like bread than a muffin. In fact it makes for a plain, but tasty, bread. However, I feel it failed in its quest to be a muffin. However, it seems satisfied with being just bread, once it got over its muffin disappointment.

I suggest you experiment with adding a little more maple syrup if you want to try to make these work as muffins with pumpkin and walnut. Let me know how it works out for you!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Definately Not A Disaster: Gluten-Free Vanilla Cornbread

After a long time away for health reasons, I am recovered, back and looking forward to providing you with more of my baking disasters and experiments as I attempt to learn more about how to cook, bake and enjoy food :) I also hope my bumbling makes you feel less silly in the kitchen, if you, like me are just learning domestic skills.

Yes, I realize I already made a post for this site, she has so many delicious recipes, so here we are again! This Gluten-Free Vanilla Cornbread Recipeis super easy, moist and delicious, but I am pretty sure it would not go well with chili. It is more like a coffee cake, without being sickeningly sweet. I followed the authors suggestion of serving it with plain yogurt and fruit and it was a heavenly desert!