muffins

Role Reversal Muffins

I already love him for the Almond Milk Mocha each morning, but now I’m willing to follow him into battle. Muffins, friends. MUFFINS. 

 

Most of you are Evidently readers, so you know: IZ cooks. I bake. But lately, we’ve found ourselves playing Freaky Friday in the Kitchen. (that could totally be a comic book. You’re welcome)

I’ve been cooking more and more. Right now, work-life for IZ means 70-80 hour work weeks… he doesn’t feel like cooking and fast food got old in August. I’ve been pinning recipes and seriously folks, I actually made something last week that was NOT chicken based. Though, there was orzo, so I still haven’t kicked the pasta habit just yet. I’m not going to be trying out for any cooking shows—but I’m learning to follow a recipe without burning the house down, we’re calling that a WIN. 

And IZ, because I think he misses his kitchen, has taken to baking muffins.

I love him for that. 

I know that eventually life will settle down and IZ will find himself back in the kitchen. Though, he professes his love for my food —  this is also the man who tells me I’m beautiful in my fat jeans, so he’s not to be trusted — he is a true chef and no amount of my adapting really good recipes touches what he makes in the kitchen. I’m just hoping that when we come up for air and find our rightful places, there will still be muffins.

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White Chocolate Rhubarb {Not} Muffins

 

This is too a recipe for muffins. I can’t help it that someone in the family insisted on topping it with Ice Cream.

 

Our CSA box arrived last Friday with 7 stalks of Rhubarb. Not enough to make a pie, which is what IZ kept angling for. In truth, I should have whipped up a few tarts and been done with it, but I wanted to try something different. So, I did a bit of research and put together a muffin recipe that sounded fantastic. 

Um.

Sometimes, things get lost in translation. I attempted to half and adapt this recipe for Rhubarb Chocolate Muffins. The flavor profile is fantastic! I love the hint of bourbon and I think these muffins would be fabulous with a bourbon drizzle on top. But I don’t think the texture works, and I think my problem is I subbed out Greek Yogurt for the buttermilk and I used 2 eggs instead of 1.5. Math was never my strong suit. 

The result is that I baked myself a nice batch of Rhubarb Bourbon hockey pucks. Ok, they’re not THAT dense, but they’re not airy, and they’re not muffins.

In these parts, we eat our mistakes. And that didn’t seem to be a problem for IZ and Geo. IZ’s go-to solution for every problem is Ice Cream. In this case, he’s right. These not-muffins work beautifully as a base for a lovely desert. Geo loves the white chocolate chips. I have to say, I’d go with real chocolate if I did them again. But then, real chocolate is my go-to solution. 

So, here’s the recipe, if you want to tinker with it. I’ve adapted it to what I *think* it should be and if you mess with it and make it better, be sure to tell me.

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