Friday, February 18, 2011

Apple Struesel Muffins

These muffins are so YUMMY!!! I promise. You'll probably want to double (or even triple) this recipe because you'll want more!

2 C. flour
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 C. butter, melted
1-1/4 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 C. chopped peeled tart apples
1/3 C. packed brown sugar
1 TBSP. flour
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 TBSP cold butter
In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be really stiff). Fold in apples. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients and cut in the butter until crumbly (I cheat and melt the butter). Sprinkle over the batter. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing form pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Play Dough

This is what our Webelos are playing with tomorrow! (for their Craftsmen badge)
3 c. flour
6 tsp. cream of tartar
3 TBS. Cooking Oil
1 1/2 c. salt
3 c. water
Food color (or a pack of Kool-aid)
Put water and food color together in pan.
Mix dry ingreds together. Add to water.
Cook over med. heat until it forms a ball (doesn't take very long!)
Knead to make it smooth. Cool.
Store in airtight container.