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Bacon, Feta, Tomato muffins
2-3 slices of smoked bacon
2 c all purpose flour
2 T sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 T unsalted butter, melted
1 c milk
2 T sour cream or plain yogurt
1 small tomato, cut into small cubes
about 1/3 c crumbled feta cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C)
Grease 9 standard muffin cups with butter or butter flavored cooking spray. Fill the unused cups 1/3 full of water to prevent warping.
In a frying pan, cook the bacon until crisp. Allow to cool and drain on paper towel, then crumble.
In a bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the egg, melted butter, milk and sour cream until blended. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just evenly moistened. Batter will be thick, like dough. Stir in the bacon crumbles.
Spoon batter into cups, so that cup is 1/3 full. Take 1-2 pieces of tomato and small amount of feta and press into the center of muffin. Then add more batter until top of muffin is about level with top of pan. Bake until golden, dry and springy, about 20-25 minutes.
Serve warm. Refrigerate any muffins you aren't using right away.
Odd Ball Knitting by Barbara Albright
Retail $19.95 US, $27.95 CA. 30 patterns, 120 pages
Lots of designs
Most projects use lots of small amounts of same yarn
Good tutorial to figure out how much yardage you have
Patterns are easy to sub yarn
A lot of big projects with small amounts of yarn in different colors
Most projects look kind of tacky, I wouldn't knit anything from this book.
Overall: I'm glad I got it from the library, wouldn't buy it
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