I yielded 16 muffins and 5 mini loaves with this recipe and used a wonderful ingredient I personally LOVE, Fiori Di Sicilia, a citrus and vanilla flavoring I order from The King Arthur Catalog. It is optional but I used 1/8 teaspoon in these. I also Love it in banana bread and oatmeal cookies.
Ingredients for Orange Blueberry Muffins/Mini Loaves:
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 C.) soft butter
1 1/2 C. sugar
3 extra large eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/8 t. Fiori Di Sicilia (optional)
3 T. fresh grated orange zest (about the zest of 1 large orange)
1 C. sour cream
1/4 C. buttermilk or sour milk (1/4 C. milk + 1/4 t. vinegar = 1/4 C. sour milk)
2 1/2 C. all purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. kosher salt
2 C. fresh blueberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in cupcake pans or paper liners in mini loaf pans and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar in a large stand mixer bowel with paddle attachment at medium speed for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Turn the mixer down to low speed and add the eggs one at a time, next add flavorings, zest, sour cream, and milk. Stir together the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Turn the mixer to low speed and add the flour mixture and the blueberries and beat until just mixed. Using a large spatula stir a couple of rounds to be sure it is combined.
Scoop the batter into the prepared pans and bale 25-30 minutes until lightly browned and cake tester tests clean. Good warm or at room temperature.
thehiddenpantry.blogspot.com/2010/05/stir-fry-green-beans-and-pork.html or today's fare buttered and sauteed as a quick, easy, and delicious side dish.
1 pound fresh trimmed, washed, and drained French Green Beans
1 onion diced
2-3 T. butter
1 round steak run through the tenderizer by the butcher or pounded at home, cut into serving portions
Flour to dredge
2 T. vegetable oil
2 T. butter
Season the meat and dredge with the flour. Heat the butter and oil together in a heavy skillet. Over medium high heat brown the steak. After browning on both sides place on a covered dish and keep in a preheated low oven 200 degrees F while preparing the potatoes and gravy.
Ingredients for Mashed Potatoes: thehiddenpantry.blogspot.com/2014/01/turkey-for-sunday-dinner.html (Here is my link for my mashed potato recipe.)
Drippings and pan the steak was cooked in.
1/4 C. flour
2 C. milk
Scatter the flour atop the pan drippings in the skillet used to brown the steak over medium high heat. Stir well to cook the flour. Use a whisk or slotted spoon and add the milk stirring the entire time and cook until thickened. Salt and pepper to taste. To serve, smother the potatoes and steak with the gravy and serve!
Yield 4 servings of everything. Enjoy. You may also substitute cube steaks, minute steaks, pork cutlets, or chicken cutlets in this recipe for versatility.
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