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My favorite muffins

Believe it or not, this is what we saw outside our window early Sunday morning. It was pretty well gone by the time church was over and then this afternoon turned out to be beautiful and sunny. It was quite a day of contrasting weather.

picture of snow

You probably do not know that every Sunday morning my DH, IV man, bakes something for our breakfast. Rob was a baker all four years while he was in college, so he has plenty of baking experience.

One of my favorite things that he bakes are these apricot muffins. I found the recipe at a site for recipes from Bed and Breakfasts several years ago. You can find the recipe here

Don't leave the orange rind out - it really adds great flavor to the muffins. We like to grate the rind off of each orange we eat and keep it in the freezer for the next batch of muffins.

picture of Orange rind

Rob does not generally soak the apricots in the boiling water if they are soft to begin with. If the apricots you are using are sort of dried out, you might want to soak them, but otherwise it's not really necessary. He just snips them into pieces with scissors.

picture of snipping apricots

He also usually makes 18 muffins from this amount of batter rather than just twelve like the recipe states. Here he is using Pan spread to grease the muffin tin.

picture of greasing pan

I hope that you will give them a try when you want something really good for breakfast. Here's a picture of the finished muffins.

picture of Apricot muffins

How about you - do any of the men in your family do any cooking or baking?

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5 Comments on “My favorite muffins”

  1. #1 Deb
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Hi Becka ~ No, the men here don’t cook…too many women in the kitchen for them to even try! Thanks for the muffin link; they certainly look good! For some reason, just knowing that the recipe is from a b&b makes it go up a notch in my thinking. In other words, it must be good! 🙂

  2. #2 Tammy
    on Jan 20th, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Mmm, those sound so yummy. I’ll have to give them a try sometime.

    I popped over via Deb’s blog, and have been reading for a little while. 🙂

  3. #3 Becky
    on Jan 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Yes, my husband cooks when he has time. I haven’t read your blog before, but I thought it was hilarious that my name is Becky, my husband is Rob, and he also baked a lot in the college kitchen while working his way through school. Small world, huh!

    My husband tends to barbeque these days the most on his Trager barbeque. It’s wonderful. Sometimes he will make other meals, too, but since he works a lot and I am home, I do most of the cooking.

  4. #4 Carrie
    on Jan 26th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    My husband does not cook, but I make muffins every Sunday morning. I will definitely check out the recipe!

  5. #5 Becka
    on Jan 27th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Dear Carrie,
    Thanks for all your recent comments. I enjoyed seeing Samuel and Elizabeth’s art work on your blog today.
    We are enjoying reading about all your adventures in Alaska and have been praying for you.

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