"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
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Monday, April 26, 2010

New York (Apple Muffin)

This week we began our study of the Northeastern states. Our study begins with the state of New York. The capital of New York is Albany. Did you know that Jell-O was invented in Leroy, NY? Also the official state muffin is the Apple Muffin. It was created by some elementary school children in North Syracuse, NY. Here's a fun and yummy recipe to try...



The Official New York State Apple Muffin

INGREDIENTS:

Topping:
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Muffins:
  • 2 cups apples, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

PREPARATION:
Prepare topping by combining ingredients. Set aside.


Prepare muffins:
  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, spices, and baking soda, and set aside.
  2. Combine apples, raisins, walnuts, eggs, butter, cream cheese, and vanilla.
  3. Add dry ingredients, a little at a time, to the apple mixture.
  4. Stir until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Portion the batter into muffin pan.
  6. Sprinkle with topping.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 2 dozen muffins.

If you are from New York feel free to share a recipe with us to try. I have plenty of cheese cake recipes just in case that came to mind :0) I'll be back next week to share what's next in our study of the Northeastern states. Thank you for stopping by to learn along with us.

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