Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins
During our vacation in Northern California, I baked some Blueberry Muffins before going out to visit my sister in law Kristen in Bass Lake. I found the recipe on Pinterest from the blog, Mommy Moment (see link below). The muffins were soft and full of flavor from the fresh blueberries and vanilla extract. Since I am trying to cut back on sugar as much as possible, I took out 1 cup of sugar and the muffins were amazing. This is something to be mindful of when you bake and cut sugar out from each recipe if possible. See recipe below.

Yield: 2 Dozen Muffins

2 cups fresh Blueberries

3 cups All Purpose Flour

2 tsp Baking Soda

½ tsp Salt

1 cup, 2 sticks Butter, softened and each cut into eight cubes

¾ cup Sugar

2 Eggs, room temperature

2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1½ cups Whole Milk

Blueberry Muffins just out of the oven

Heat oven to 350.

Spray muffin tins with baking spray.

In a bowl incorporate the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In  a separate bowl mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. I did this by hand with a wooden spoon since I did not have a mixer on hand.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the butter/sugar and mix until incorporated.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine.

Blueberry Muffins cooling down

Add milk and mix until smooth.

Gently fold in blueberries.

Fill muffin tins 3/4 way and bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.

Test with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, they are ready.

Cool in tin for 10 minutes and then remove muffins and place on wire rack to cool completely.

Do like me and have one warm. Yum.

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-Sophia/Two Frys

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sweetride Tongue Puncher Gourmet Hot Sauce

Sweetride Tongue Puncher Gourmet Hot Sauce

Chicken Wings with Sweetride Tongue Puncher Gourmet Hot Sauce
I was very excited to do my annual Memorial Day chicken wings with a new local New York State sauce. I used a great sweet and tangy sauce called Sweetride by Tongue Puncher Gourmet Hot Sauce. Tongue Puncher is based upstate from us in Rochester, NY. Tongue Puncher makes BBQ sauce and a few different hot sauces we will also cover over the summer.

Sweetride Tongue Puncher Chicken Wings just taken out of the oven
The Sweetride sauce had low heat and lots of bold flavor. Some of the flavorful ingredients are orange juice, pineapple, mustard, ketchup, lemon oil and crushed red pepper. The ingredients combined make a fairly thick yellowish hearty BBQ sauce. I liked the texture, the fruit pieces (pineapple), and the redness of the pepper flakes. Being low on the heat scale, my wife was also able to enjoy this as it is not extreme or overly hot. Though the heat was not hot in this particular sauce, I am sure their hot sauces will be packing a punch (to your tongue). I will say that Sweetride does give you a tongue punch of sweet tangy flavor. The mustard fruit base is very tangy and went well on our chicken wings. Sweetride would also be great on pulled pork or pork chops.

Ingredients for my Sweetride Tongue Puncher Chicken Wings
The following day I had leftover chicken wings for lunch and the flavors just continued to sink in overnight. Before basting the chicken wings with Sweetride Tongue Puncher on both sides, I sprinkled Kosher Salt and Cracked Black Pepper. I made the chicken wings in the oven at 375 degrees for about 50 minutes and turned them over half way. To accompany the Sweetride Chicken Wings, my lovely wife made her famous potato salad and for dessert we had watermelon. I recommend Sweetride Tongue Puncher for your BBQs and to add to your sauce pantry.

Sophia's famous potato salad! 

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Watermelon for dessert!

-Allen/Two Frys