Last Friday Michelle hosted an International/Olympic-themed dinner party at her house. Each person picked a country and made some food or a drink from there. I picked U.S. and made banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting (recipe). We also had Moscow Mules, Mexican cups, French tarts, American sliders, Mexican guacamole, Italian pasta, Swedish meatballs, Swiss (??) vodka-soaked gummy lifesavers, cake shaped as a bobsled track, an ice luge for shots, a few Spanish tapas dishes, and many bottles of wine from around the world.
We mostly just sat around eating and drinking and debating which was the cutest guy from each country as they did their march in the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony. Oh, also a lot of discussion about Shaun White‘s haircut.
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January 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment
This was a treat I made when I was pregnant. I was using up some bananas I had, but made my treat extra decadent when I mixed a hot muffin with some salted caramel gelato!
Banana Crumb Muffins
From: All Recipes
Note: I added 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 3/4 tsp. cinnamon to the muffin batter.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
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