19 August 2011

just peachy

My father has the habit of answering "just ducky" when asked how he's doing.  This morning a coworker asked me the same question and I replied "just peachy."  I have peaches on my mind.  I also had a handful of soft peaches that I needed to do something with ASAP before they were lost for good.  So last night, waiting for my friend Suzy to arrive to spend the night, I whipped up a random batch of peach muffins.  Loosely based on Mark Bittman's flexible muffin/quick bread recipe in How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, but veganized (with egg replacer) and using what I had.

Thrown Together 'Just Peachy' Muffins
Yields 12 regular muffins

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar (I'd use less next time - too sweet!)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons vegan butter
1 'egg' using Enger-G egg replacer
1 cup chopped fresh peaches (peeled, but not drained)
Vanilla almond milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Throw together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix up the 'egg' in a cup and set aside.  Chop peaches.  Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and cut in with a knife until butter is about pea-sized.  Add the 'egg' and peaches.  Mix with a spoon.  Add almond milk as needed until mixture holds together.  Fill muffin tins and bake for about 25 minutes or until tops are lightly brown and tester comes out clean.

Besides a lovely house guest, I have a really fun weekend ahead of me.  Museum exhibit, good food, and perhaps a moonlit walk.  We'll see...  Happy Friday to all!


T. said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! xoxo

Stephany S. said...

Cabi Suzy? If yes, tell her she was GORGEOUS in the wedding pics she send your mom and I will see her in November :). Keira ( daughter-7) and made peach freezer jam this morning ( i am not ready to " real" can yet). Enjoy your fun weekend!!!

Gretchen said...

Yes, T, a fun weekend ;)

Stephany - it is that Suzy and I will tell her. Thanks!