The first is the fact that our dorm kitchen (yes, I'm still dorming it) is located in the basement. Yes, the basement. That means two flights of stairs. And a tiny oven.
The second reason is that Boyfriend has to pay for electricity, and oven usage is expensive. So not so much baking at his place.
I will definitely try to keep this up, but expect more restaurant/eating out posts than baking posts. I did just buy a packet of lavender at the Spice House (where EIC of Bon Appétit will be next Friday!) so that will keep me motivated.
Roomie and I decided to make white chocolate chip muffins for one reason: Hendricks Belgian Bread Crafter in River North, Chicago. It just opened about five months ago and it is my new fave. And of course, their white chocolate chip muffin is amazing. A couple bites in and you find yourself devouring a good solid hunk of white chocolate. They definitely don't skimp.
Unfortunately, we didn't have large chunks of Belgian white chocolate. But we did our best. And they were good.
White chocolate chip muffins
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
3.5 ounces butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 cup + 1 tbp flour
white chocolate chunks to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter mini muffin tins, financier tins or regular muffin tins(this will change baking time)
1. Sift flour, baking powder and sugar together. Mix well.
2. Beat eggs with melted and cooled butter, add yogurt.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry.
4. Place a small amount of batter at the bottom of the pans/tins, enough to cover the bottom.
5. Place large quantities of white chocolate into the center and cover with remaining batter.
6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes if using mini muffin tins, 16 to 20 if larger.