Well, guys, this is it - I'm going to take a little break from baking (it's probably not going to take that long) and see you in 2014! And now, guess what, guess what?! I'm going to take my very first ballet lesson! I've been dreaming of doing that for ages, but the thought that I'm much too tall for this has kept me from it so far. But I've decided that it's time to go for it now - so I'm going to dance my way into 2014. Wishing you guys a good start! Love, Katrin
(slightly adapted from my good old Piece of Cake by Leila Lindholm)
for 12 muffins:
zest of one lemon
zest of two oranges
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch of salt
100g dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 200°C and line muffin tray with paper cases.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Then, add milk and lemon and orange zest. Set aside and let cool a little.
In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the lukewarm milk mixture.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to your dough. Mix until well incorporated but don't overdo it. Add the cranberries, mix again.
Fill the dough into your muffin cases (only until they are filled to about two thirds) and bake for about 25 minutes. Check with a wooden skewer whether they are done.
Let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then, release the muffins and let cool on a wire rack.