I haven't had enough things to do to keep me out of trouble these days, so I decided I needed to make some muffins to occupy some idle time while I'm canning enough marinara sauce to get me through the year.
Nectarine, Basil, Cream Cheese Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups yellow nectarine, cut into 1/4" pieces
4 large basil leaves, minced
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 hazelnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and pinch of salt, set aside.
In a small saucepan melt butter on low heat and leave it on for 5-6 minutes until it starts turning color or browning a bit.
Add the melted butter, eggs, milk, cream cheese and vanilla to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. A few lumps are okay.
Gently mix in the nectarines and basil.
Scoop the batter into lined muffin cups. I filled 13. I did need a sample muffin anyways.
In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, flour, hazelnuts and melted butter. Sprinkle over the muffins evenly.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
These muffins came out amazing, yet I still thought I needed one more thing to do so I'm not bored.
I sold my old dinette set when we moved the first time, so I scoured Craigslist and scored this maple gem - sans the 80's blue upholstery.
I've already removed the cushions and have decided on a red French toile, but I have another problem.
The problem is I'm torn between what color to paint the chairs and legs of the table. I've been researching chalk paint and I know I want to use it, but I can't decide between cream or black!!!
Any votes?? Hurry, please before I'm forced to toss a coin.
While I'm waiting for you all to let me know what color I should paint, I'll just be sitting here enjoying one of my muffins.
Pretty please don't keep me waiting too long; I really don't need any more muffins to enhance my muffin top.