June 6, 2008
Happy Doughnut Day! According to an email from my mom, and then later confirmed by extensive research, today is in fact National Doughnut Day. What started as a fundraiser for the Chicago Salvation Army back in 1938, has since been celebrated the first friday of June each year. So consider it your civic duty, and a mark of patriotism to visit your local doughnut shop today and partake in the fried pastry of your choice! To learn more visit National Doughnut Day- Wikipedia.
In other breakfast pastry happenings, I woke up this morning to a lack of any and all bread products with which to make my fabulous prosciutto and egg sandwiches. I did however spy one lonely overripe banana so I decided to put it out of its misery and whip up some honey banana muffins.
Of course my honey had mysteriously dried up, and I was out of brown sugar (my second choice) so I had to use white sugar. They were still pretty tasty but next time I'll suss out my honey situation first and I will probably add another banana and maybe some walnuts to the mix.
Honey Banana Muffins Minus The Honey
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg
pinch of ginger (optional)
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup milk (any % of your choice)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 overripe banana, mashed
Preheat oven to 375F. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Gently fold into dry ingredients and banana and combine well. Spoon into a greased or lined muffin tin and bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
Posted by Beryl at 10:22 AM