Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Blues

My older sister was apt when she said that in this town, she doesn't get the winter blues, she gets the summer blues.

For the past week its been higher than thirty degrees every day and HUMID. When you walk outside its as if youre walking through a warm bath- and if this sounds nice to you, trust me, its not- not to mention terrible hair frizziness. Summer also means impending doom- exams are coming. Add the two together, and you get one cranky student who does not want to make the trek to campus (in case you were wondering, that cranky student is me).

So, I decided to make some comfort food, and to me- thats muffins. Quick, easy, and satisfying. Muffins were the first thing I learnt how to bake, and right now what I could really use is one big cup of coffee (maybe ill make it iced), and a muffin.

Bran Muffins
  • 1 c. wheat bran
  • 1 c flour
  • 3/4 c (scant) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 1 large ripe banana, mushed
  • chocolate chips or raisins (optional)
Mix together bran, flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. make a well in the middle and add remaining ingredients. Mix until just combined- do not over mix. Spoon into prepared muffin tin.

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. You cranky student!
    The best way to end crankiness is to end exams...
    Does that mean that you have to pass them?