I think it’s finally safe to say that I can bake now. I used to really suck at it because I hate following directions and I like improvising, which isn’t really allowed in baking.
I think I’ve finally learned when I can and cannot improvise and have since had several successful baking experiences. I got really into baking when I started working with North Coast Organic. Baking with apple products like sauce and apple cider vinegar adds interesting flavor and texture. (Keep in mind that I AM one of the weirdos who thinks apple cider vinegar cures everything.)
I was inspired to bake muffins and had a bunch of fresh strawberries from Oliver’s Market so I baked!
3/4 cup chopped strawberries
1 cup softened butter (I bake with Earth Balance)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup North Coast Cinnamon Apple Sauce
1 3/4 cup gluten-free flour
2 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
-Pre-heat oven to 350 and line muffin tin with papers.
-Heat chopped strawberries in a saucepan on medium and stir occasionally until berries break down. About 5 min.
-Beat sugar and butter, then slowly beat in each egg.
-Add strawberries and apple sauce and beat a bit more.
-Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to wet ingredients until batter is smooth.
-Fill paper liners almost to the top. Add thin slices of strawberry to the top if you’d like.
-Bake for 15 min. Makes approx 15 muffins.
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