Feeling Just Peachy!
I took the time to read a lot of blogs, but on the weekend, when my brain is more at ease I really enjoy reading French blogs. I revel in the words, the phrasings. I laugh at expressions and idioms I have not heard in a while. I make notes of new ones. I feel these blogs keep me up to date with what’s going on in the food world over there, the latest food trends, restaurants, chefs, etc… but it is also a way for me to claim my territory, to expand people’s taste around me. Some blogs out there are also an inspiration for me to broaden my cooking horizons. I mostly blog about pastries and desserts but the world of bloggers inspire my daily to cook meals with an Asian, Australian, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German flair. French bloggers like to expand their own horizons also and cook some American influenced meals and pastries.
I found this particular recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Eggs & Mouillettes. A "mouillette" is a thin stick of bread that people use to dunk into their soft boiled egg. A bread fry if you want.
I like this recipe because it comes together in a pinch and can be easily adapted to any combination of fruit and spices. Once you have the base, the rest is really up to your imagination!
Peach and Cinnamon Muffins ( adapted from Fabienne)(I used peaches and cardamom)
100 ml milk
10o ml yogurt (I used all yogurt)
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
300 gr. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp cinnamon
100 gr. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 360 degrees. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, yogurt, oil and vanilla. Add the brown sugar and mix well.
Dice 3 peaches, and cut one in thin slices that you will use to decorate the top.
Together, sift the flour, baking pwder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon. Add to the wet ingredients and add the peaches. Don’t overmix, it’s ok if it looks a little lumpy.
Pour into muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.
I added a Tb. of wite sugar on top of each prior to baking to add a little caramelizing action.
These were easy, delicious and made good use of fine local Southern peaches.
Thank you Fabienne!
Mercotte August 29, 2006 um 6:34 am
C’est bien appétissant tout ça, moi aussi je suis fan des recettes de fabienne ! ma liste s’allonge d’ailleurs pour mes essais ! dur dur !
Elle August 29, 2006 um 10:39 am
They are absolutely adorable – the peach slices on top look so sweet 🙂
And I can’t believe you just described what a mouillette is as I was talking to Milo today and she was asking if I had a recipe for them by any chance, but couldn’t tell me what exactly they were! You wouldn’t have a recipe for these by any chance, would you? 😀
Helene August 29, 2006 um 11:50 am
Ellie: I think there are as many "recipe" for mouillettes are there are regions in France. The way my mom used to make them was to take day old baguette, cut pieces about 4 inches long, cut them in half length wise and them cut each half into 4 or 5 sticks. Since you dunk them into the egg yolks, the day old bread is a little bit studier. You could use any bread really, brioche, focacia, etc… She used to put some butter in them. I remember these moments so vividly. It’s funny how simple things like bread and butter are important to one’s life!
Anita August 29, 2006 um 4:37 pm
Peach and cinnamon – mmm! Your muffins look delicious!
Anonymous August 31, 2006 um 8:22 pm
Isn’t Fabienne’s blog just gorgeous! And this recipe is fantastic. I wish I could bite into one!