Hi folks. I could not sleep last night so I decided to do some experimenting in the kitchen. I liked the combination of the fraisiers I made this past week. So I picked a couple of ingredients and made muffins. I had no idea if they would turn out or not. I've not made this kind before. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut and cross your fingers. So I did, and it turned out well. They taste amazing. If you love coconut and you love cherries this is the muffin for you. Hope you try them out.
Today's adventure with the camera was fun. I have a pretty old, craptastic camera. I should say it's a fine camera for people shots but not so great for food. Does not have all the bells and whistles. So it's a bit of a challenge to get the shots I want. I did pull out the manual but it's like a foreign language to me at the moment. I am determined to figure it out though. I cannot afford a new fancy camera so I must figure it out. I enjoy it though. Taking pictures reminds me of my father. He loved doing it and did it well. He took classes and even learned to develop his own photographs. So the photo bug runs deep in the family. My sis and both my brothers enjoy it. A couple of my uncles are very into it. So I've joined the ranks. I am attempting to learn and getting frustrated beyond belief but enjoying every minute of it. I wish I had good light in the house from the windows but our house is old and our windows suck. The new ones are in the front but the best light comes from the back. I may try my daughter's room as it's in the back and has a big patio door. She also has a deck that I am going to play around taking pics on. It has an awning I can move back and forth so hoping to get out there this week to experiment.
I hope you are having a great weekend. It's a long weekend here in Canada. It's a civic holiday tomorrow. Personally I think they just make this stuff up. Anything to take a day off. But hey, we'll take it. Both the kids are working tomorrow so they'll get holiday pay so woot woot for the kids.
Anyhow on to the muffins which is what you came for. Hope you like them. I sure did. And when you make yours hide your coconut, trust me. I must have eaten half a coconut yesterday.
Cherry Coconut Muffins:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup pastry flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt (I used my vanilla salt, go HERE for recipe)
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup whole milk
2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
2 cups fresh coconut, chopped
Optional- sugar sprinkles over the tops
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
In another bowl mix your yogurt, eggs and milk.
Mix the wet and dry together slowly and stir until blended.
Now add the coconut and cherries and mix lightly.
Pour into muffin tins and place in oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
You could put sugar sprinkles on some or all. It just makes them sparkle.
Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
Photos missing due to a G+ incident. Will be restored soon.
As you can see I had a ton of fun with my pics today. What do you think? Any worth a send in to any sites or still a big suckfest? Hope you all have a fabulous day. And check back shortly for ice cream sunday.
Toodles and smoochies. xx