Sunday, June 6, 2021

It's Really Good That I Like to Lick the Batter Bowl

It's really good that I like to lick the batter bowl. Just one of the "real life" things happening in my world!

I decided that since I had all the ingredients I would make Carol's Lemon-Raspberry Muffins. It would be so nice to freeze them (well, most of them) and have them good to go to the cottage for Memorial Weekend. (Yes, I thought of making them with blueberries too, to go with the weekend color theme but I decided not to get that cute.)

I copied Carol's recipe carefully. (I thought.) And then went to the kitchen adding in all the ingredients on my list -- eggs, milk, lemon zest and juice, vanilla, flour, baking soda, salt and raspberries. 

See anything lacking on that list?

I put them in my cute little muffin papers and popped them in the oven, and then went to clean the bowl. Of course I had to taste a bit of the batter.

I should have done it sooner. Let's just say it did not taste good. (Let me also say at this point that this was not Carol's fault!)

I quickly ran to check the original and sure enough, I left out the three-quarters cup of sugar. So I pulled them from the oven and rapidly scooped the muffin batter from the papers back into the bowl (with only one real accident!) This is messy work. Then I added the sugar, got new papers and back to it.

The end result is lovely. They're pretty with their red berries showing through.


And yes, they are delicious! 

And so far, we still have some to take up north.

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56 comments:

Mae Travels said...

When I forgot an ingredient and recalled the muffins like that it was a disaster, so you were lucky!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

William Kendall said...

Tasty!

bobbie said...

Decadently Yummy!!!

Martha said...

I'm so glad you realized in time to save them! Have a great week Jeanie. :)

Lynne said...

I usually say to myself, when I mess up,
“keeping it real huh!”
I am impressed, you caught the sugar omit in time
and set out to make the error great!
The muffins look yummy, with the
pink/red peeking out to say hello.
I might just try this recipe too.
Reminder . . . sugar, sugar, sugar!

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Glad you could save them.

My name is Erika. said...

It is so easy to forget something. Of course forgetting sugar is not a good thing to forget. Glad you could fix them and they ended up tasting great. They sure do look yummy! Hugs-Erika

Joyful said...

It's a good thing you managed to save the muffins before they baked. I think I too have forgotten the sugar once or twice. I do love your plates and your tablecloth or runner to match. Beautiful.

Marilyn Miller said...

They look delicious!
Good for you for catching that missing sugar just in the nick of time.

Pamela said...

They look delicious! I like to like the batter bowl too. Now I know how valuable doing it is.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

You averted disaster which is a experience I've had with a baked product. Oh the waste when I forget to add sugar and hated my treat. Love your cupcake liners - so cute. I hope you are enjoying the cottage and look forward to photos of it.

Victoria Zigler said...

Glad you could save them. And, yes, it's a good thing you like to lick the bowl. I do too actually.

Rustic Pumpkin said...

It's an omission I would never have caught as I have never licked the bowl since "salmonellagate" with Edwina Curry. Glad you managed to save them. I have those cake cases too, but they just sit here as I never bake little cakes or muffins now. I would love these.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you noticed the missing sugar in time - the muffins look great! Have a sweet week, hugs, Valerie.
By the way, 'somebody' once put salt in her muffins instead of sugar, I'm not naming her!

Anca said...

Aww, well done for saving the muffins before they were baked. Although, if it happens again and the muffins are already baked, you can use sugary syrup to soak them with, add a bit of whipped cream on top and some fruits and you can make a sort of Savarin.
They look amazing!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Oh, I was expecting to say you made a trifle in the end - well recovered!
Happy Baking.
Wren x

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
They look delicious Jeanie! I am glad you tasted the batter, my hubby is my taste tester.
Take care, have a happy day and a great week ahead.

shoreacres said...

I've had the experience of omitting an ingredient, but never sugar. I can attest to the fact that leaving out the baking powder isn't exactly useful.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Classically, one might say, "All's well that ends well". And so it did.

Bonnie said...

I constantly can mess up a recipe so easily. You did a great job rescuing your muffins. That took great patience.
Your muffins look very pretty and delicious.

La Table De Nana said...

Told u my story..lol:)

Jenn Jilks said...

They are so pretty!

Joanne Huffman said...

I knew there was a good reason to lick the bowl.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

So glad you were able to save them! They sound wonderful.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, I have done the same thing before and was able to rescue like you did. The muffins look delicious. Happy Monday!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

LOL I forgot sugar one year when I made pumpkin pie! Let’s use say it was a big disappointment! Good that you were able to save the day with them! They look really delicious!!

Divers and Sundry said...

Good you caught it in time! They look tasty, and the recipe doesn't look hard. I'll need to pick up some frozen raspberries. Thanks!

gigi-hawaii said...

Haha. That sometimes happens to me, too. Glad you figured out what was missing. Those muffins look so pretty!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Accidents happen! At least you caught it in time so your efforts were not wasted. Next time you bake, you will probably triple check your ingredients. I do know what these mishaps are like!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Good thing you were paying attention because you fixed it! The muffins look so yummy, but the cute little muffin papers really make them cute, too!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

They look good!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jeanie, I have done that too but wasn't so lucky to catch it in time. They sure look pretty and good..Happy Monday..xxoJudy

Hena Tayeb said...

Mmm those look delicious.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Great save! They sound and look delish!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

So happy you licked the bowl! You and I, kindred bakers. I have done this once or twice, and messy though it was, remixed the whole shebang with great results. I'm going to try this recipe, it sounds delicious! xo Lidy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These sure look better than had they been "do-overs." Lucky save and beautiful second time around muffins, dear Jeanie.

Laurie said...

Wow, that was a lucky break that you noticed, fast on the mark with that one! They sound amazing!

Red Rose Alley said...

Jeanie, these muffins looks so good. And I like the pretty cupcake holders. They look like Pioneer Woman line. I love anything lemon, and you can see the red berries, how delightful. Oh, I wish I had one with my afternoon tea right now. : )

~Sheri

The French Hutch said...

Oh boy, glad you caught that before it was to late! Your muffins turned out so pretty and I'm glad you have some left to freeze and take to the lake. I bet they'll be even better there to enjoy with a view and all the clear clean air. Sounds like a delicious recipe, we love muffins......Happy week Jeanie.

Linda said...

Looks yummmmy and festive too.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Amazing that these turned out to be beautiful and delicious. So glad that worked out for you. I made lemon-blueberry bread this week, and it was great, too. I shall have to try raspberries next time.

Nancy said...

I’m glad you found out before it was too late! Those muffin papers are sooooo cute!
They look delish!
Have a blessed week my friend!

Rajani Rehana said...

Mind blowing post

thepaintedapron.com said...

Good save Jeanie!! They sound delicious!
Jenna

Evi Erlinda said...

Glad, you save them! The muffins look prettier, I am sure their taste is better and sweeter 😋

Karen said...

I remember making muffins in home economics that didn't have any sugar. They were kind of different for sure and the experience has stayed with me some 60 years later.

NanaDiana said...

I amm drooling over that muffin! OM MY!!! Hey- At least you caught it in time. One time my grandson made a rhubarb pie and forgot the sugar. It was NOT savable. lol. xo Diana

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased you realized in time to save them, they do look delicious.

All the best Jan

Sami said...

Lucky you saved them before baking them :)
The cupcake cups are very cute Jeanie.

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful plates!!!!
LOL, you really made it in time!
I have silicone-muffin-thingys, if that helps?

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

Jeanie, I knew you were brave and smart. I'm sure I would have thought they were lost and would have started over. They look delicious.

French Ethereal said...

Jeanie, that sounds sooo much like something I would do (and have done!)... I'm glad you added this post to tonight's Share Your Style so I can feature your post next week for you! <3

Will have to bake up a batch of Carols and your muffins for next week breakfasts! My sister-in-law and mother-in-law will be arriving sometime next Monday driving in from California to stay for a week or so. Looking forward to nice breakfasts with them. :)

Enjoy your treats!
Barb :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Glad you could salvage the muffins and add in the missing ingredient!! They look delicious!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

It sounds like you saved the day or should I say muffins. 😊

Jenny Woolf said...

That's the kind of last minute rescue that is rather too common in this house! Just as well you discovered in time. :)

French Ethereal said...

Oh my goodness, Jeanie! I see that MANY people are enjoying the muffins you've made! Carol's wonderful recipe will be going viral... ;) I know I already wrote a week ago but thought I'd say I did feature your post at #306 Share Your Style last week.

Hope you are enjoying your Michigan summer,
Hugs,
Barb :)

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