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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.

You probably do not know that every Sunday morning my DH, IV man [1], 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 [2]

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.

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.

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 [3] to grease the muffin tin.

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.

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