Saturday, June 13, 2009

When I tell people I work at Dunder Mifflin, they think that we sell mufflers or muffins. And frankly, those sound better than paper.

Earlier this week, when I was less of a zombie, I was really excited to use one of my birthday presents.

(Yeah, another "turn your head" game. Any tips on how to fix that?)

I love my KitchenAid.

I made gluten-free muffins. Now, I'll explain. I read food blogs. Just a few - the gluten-free ones. And I am always ... amazed, entranced, astounded... at the beautiful gluten-free things that these people create. It's not an easy thing, and of course they always claim that they are delicious.

So I got adventurous, and I made up my own recipe. It is a modification of one I have used before. In it's original form the muffins turn out almost unbearably dense and dry. (A common problem). I added yogurt. Yum. The first version was a little bland, great texture, just not packed full of flavor. I decided to buy some frozen blueberries and try again. Voila!

And of course I will share the recipe. Not because I think that either of my two readers will ever have the desire to actually bake these little gluten-free morsels, but so that I have it somewhere and can find it again later.

Blueberry Muffins
2 eggs
1 cup water
4 Tbs walnut oil
3/4 cup yogurt

2 cups white rice flour
4 tsp baking powers (I think I will reduce this to 3)
1 tsp salt

1 cup blueberries
a sprinkling of chopped almonds for the top (optional)

Mix wet ingredients well. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Batter should be fairly liquidy, think cake or pancake batter. Fold in blueberries.
Bake at 425 for 17 minutes.

Oh, and the bonus, these are edible at room temp or cooler. Perfect for portability.


  1. So I'm curious whether your gluten allergy was a slow development or more over night. I'm starting to have some worries, and everyone tells me i should do a two week test to see if it makes a difference, but one look at my pantry and I feel automatically defeated. Everything I eat has gluten! And I love it. And I think I'd have to get real sick before I make the change... i kinda hope that's not the big development for this next year of my life.

  2. sideway pics are easy to fix. just pen the picture in whatever program you use to view or edit pics. rotate the pic and then resave it :)

  3. Well, you already have two readers commenting . . . so I'm guess I'm not really a reader of your blog. Just a ghost reader....kind of like a ghost writer (but then, wouldn't that mean that there are actually two more readers - me, the ghost reader, as well as the other reader?) :)