There has been a lot going on between both home and work which is why I didn’t have the time to prepare the torte this week. If I could have done it this morning, believe me, I would have! All the students have returned to the university and classes began yesterday, Chris starts classes today at a different university, and I spent last weekend working EFY (Especially for You) which ended after 14 years.
I have mentioned before that I belong to a cooking forum of friends and recently they have been talking about peach muffins. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits. I love the aroma and am so happy that any peach I have had this year has been excellent. Nothing is worse than thinking you have a wondrous fruit to eat and when you take a bite out of it find it is mealy and yuck.
The recipe comes from allrecipes.com and being the muffin fanatic I am and loving peaches, I decided that this was worth trying. Not to mention my cooking friends recommended it!
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream (I didn’t have a full 1/2 cup of sour cream so I used vanilla yogurt to fill up the cup measure)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (there is nothing like pure vanilla extract – it will make the recipe!)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches (I scalded the peach — it took 1 large peach — skinned it then chopped)
1 cup chopped pecans (I opted out on the nuts this time – maybe next time!)
My photo’s can’t compare to Cookin’ Mama’s on allrecipes, so make sure you check the recipe out there to see her picture! I want to thank Cookin’ and Jammin’ for talking about these muffins. They were delicious! I will bet the students think so too as that is where the 10 that are left are going (yeah, I HAD to eat one and I left one at home for Chris!)