Here are just a few ways you can tell I’m no baker.
- I measure things in “handfuls,” “bunches,” “splashes,” and other oh-so-specific terms.
- I (always, always, always) eat the batter. Even pancake batter. Raw eggs, bring it on.
- After the first round of pancakes/muffins/coookies/insert-the-baked-good, I will often end up with just enough dough or batter to make just one GIANT insert-the-baked good. I always go for it.
Despite being no baker, I don’t let a little thing like recipes get me down. I had a grapefruit going bad and I didn’t want to do the healthy thing and just eat it for breakfast on its own, so I added sugar and butter and sour cream and flour and all sorts of things that are absolutely no good for you, and THESE turned out. They were absolutely delicious. I even measured along the way, so I could try to replicate them some time in the future.
Cranberry Grapefruit Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose white flour
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- ½ tsp of baking soda
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 cup white, granulated sugar
- 2 medium-sized eggs
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- juice from one grapefruit (about 1/2 cup)
- zest from 1/2 grapefruit
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- about a cup dried cranberries
**I bet these would be awesome with added almonds, coconut flakes, etc. Since I don’t want to be the only ones eating them (as in, the Husband isn’t a fan, and baby is on a milk-only diet), these versions did not include those.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly butter or add baking liners to a muffin pan.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, add sugar and the 2 eggs. Whisk together, then add the vanilla extract, milk, grapefruit juice and grapefruit zest. Slowly stir in the sour cream. Finally, whisk in the room temperature butter – you don’t want overmix or you’ll make it a little heavy, but you want the butter throughout.
- Slowly (slowly) add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, careful not to overmix. Add the cranberries (and any other extra ingredients) at the end and give everything a stir.
- Evenly divide the mix to the muffin tray and bake for 20 minutes.
So when I made this batter, I made exactly enough for 13 muffins. That’s right. One full tray…and then one more go-round in the oven for just one more muffin. It’s lucky 13 for me, though: I could eat one and no one ever has to know. Which is a good thing, because your family is going to want the other 12.