Tuesday, June 7, 2011

When Mastiffs Mush Your Muffins

You know that saying "When life gives you lemons make lemonade?"  Well, today I didn't get lemons, but mushed muffins.  Sunday night I had made the Chocolate Raspberry muffins from Vegan Brunch.  Which, by the way, is an excellent cookbook whether you're vegan or not.  I've made several recipes from it, and everything has been great.  Anyway, I made these muffins which were fudgy, tart, rich, and just a wonderful way to wake up.  I placed all the leftover muffins in a zip top back and left it on the counter for easy grabbing in the morning.  There were about 8 muffins left.  When I came home from work the bag was on the floor and had been stepped on many times by Balthasar, my 150lb. English Mastiff.  The bag was still zipped, and the muffins inside were flat, but in no other way harmed.  I could not bring myself to throw them away, and I had an ingenious idea.  I put the muffins in a round pyrex pan and smushed them together to fill the pan.  Then, I whipped up some ganache (equal parts heavy cream and chocolate), and poured it on the muffins.  Finally, I topped the entire creation with whole raspberries.  My husband and I each had a piece of this with supper, and it was really good.  In fact, I might bake the muffin batter in the pan next time.  So, the moral of the story is when mastiffs mush your muffins, top them with ganache and fresh berries.  Everything will be okay.

1 comment:

  1. Rachel Ray...look out! Jennifer and Balthasar are right on your heels!