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Baked up a storm getting ready for Guide camp.  Made apple muffins, rhubarb muffins (first rhubarb of the season), cinnamon doughnut muffins, and chocolate chip muffins.  I made some granola bars too and some pizza sliders.

CINNAMON DOUGHNUT MUFFINS

(the author calls them Snickerdoodle but that implies a different texture (like the cookie), these taste more like a cinnamon doughnut)

1 1/2 cup flour                                             3/4 cup white sugar

1/8 tsp cream of tartar                          1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder                          1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup butter, melted                               3/4 cup water

Mix the dry ingredients.  Then add all the wet ingredients.  Don’t over mix.  Pour into 12 regular sized, greased muffin cups.   Bake 350F for 18-20

While cooling, melt another 1/2 c butter.  In a container with a lid, mix 1/2 c sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon.  Then dip the muffins in the butter.  Put in the container and gently shake to cover in cinnamon sugar.  Yum!

The next recipe comes from my favourite author Edna Staebler.  It’s in her Muffins and Quick Breads with Schmecks Appeal book.  But I’ve adapted it to make it Ella safe.

APPLE CINNAMON OR RHUBARB MUFFINS

1 Tbsp flax meal                                              3 Tbsp water

1 1/2 cup flour                                                      1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder                                       1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon                                            1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup water                                                       1/4 cup oil

1 cup finely chopped apples or 1 1/2 cup diced rhubarb

Mix the flax and 3 T of water together and set aside.

Mix all the dry ingredients.  Then add all the wet ingredients (including the flax mixture) and the chopped fruit.  Don’t over mix.  Fill 12 greased, regular sized muffin cups.  Bake 350F for 20-25 minutes.

And of course, we need some chocolate.

CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

(the author is vegetarian and has lots of egg-less recipes)

2 cup flour                               1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder         1/4 tsp salt

1 cup water                              1 tsp vinegar

1/2 cup oil                          1 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup chocolate chips

Same instructions.  Mix dry then add wet (and chips).  Makes 12 muffins

Bake 375F for 20 min.

GRANOLA BARS

1 Tbsp ground flax                 1 cup flour

3 Tbsp hot water                   1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder             1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar                         1  3/4 cup quick oats

1 cup Rice Krispies               2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla                            1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix the flax and the water and let sit 5 minutes.  Mix the dry ingredients, then combine with all the wet ingredients including the flax and water.  Press firmly into a greased or lined 8×8 inch pan.  Bake 350F for 17-20 min.

We used this Pizza Slider ‘recipe’.  They were delicious but a little burnt.  I was having trouble with the fire in the BBQ.  These would be great done in the oven.

We had great weather this weekend.  The Victoria Day weekend can be questionable some years.  I remember many years waiting out the rain to set off our fireworks.  But it was sunny and warm.

The mosquitoes were rather bad, so it was a good thing that one of the mom’s had a screen tent for us to borrow.

Ella had a good time but needed to be picked up Saturday after supper.  She just doesn’t seem to do well with 2 nights at camp -even with Momma there.  Personally, I think most of the other girls would have been just as happy to go home then too.  Guides are so much younger/immature than when I was in Guides.  But at least this is the first camp she’s gone to where she wants to do it again.

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