Just catching up on my days since I missed one due to internet issues. Actually not much to discuss in today's blog. I did find some inspiration in the muffin I had at the convention today. I think I will try a raspberry crunch type muffin. It was a good muffin but I believe with some modifications it can be a great muffin.
Also realized next week I probably need to make a King Arthur Flour (KAF) order since I am running low on flour. Here is my tip of the day - don't skimp on the ingredients! Quality ingredients will lead to quality products. The first few years I exhibited I didn't really believe that. However, after using KAF for my yeast roll entries for the fair I could definitely see a difference in the quality. My husband now says I am a flour snob. OK, I guess that may be true! I have never skimped on vanilla extract - it MUST be pure not imitation. And than there is butter -- must be butter never margarine. My grandma was a purist when it came to butter. Pretty understandable since the family owned a dairy farm. That trait passed on to me. After spending lots of time in the kitchen with my grandma I would never think of dishonoring her by using a butter substitute.
Happy baking - or tasting!