July 10, 2015

Me + mini in the kitchen

When I was little I used to love being in the kitchen watching my mom cook.  She taught me how to make rice in a rice cooker, the basic prerequisite to Asian cooking.  And while watching her mix and steam her Chinese pork meatloaf, I caught on quickly to our culture's little-bit-of-this, little-bit-of-that measuring style.

Fast forward thirty years later, Portia is now watching me and falling in love with cooking too.  She loves mixing...pouring...stirring. Anything of a sweet batter consistency that she can lick the spoon after prep are her favorite recipes. Portia has even discovered the likes of Ina Garten, Bobby Flay, and Ree Drummond. Her obsession for Food Network has her curious about what celebrity chef is going to make what and who will win cupcake wars!  

Before we look at pictures, let me stress by saying how an unskilled baker is teaching an aspiring baker (who sees me as a pastry God) how to bake somehow all makes sense in the eyes of a four year old.  She's going to read this one day and not remember me as gastronomically challenged but just special moments in the kitchen with Mom.

Enough talking.  Portia's Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins!!

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Our ingredients.  Did I forgot anything? I usually do:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins ingredients

We can't frost but we can crumble:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins with crumble

Brown baby, brown:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Now batter up:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins batters

Wet meets dry:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

PLUMP:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Take a break:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Start again.  Crumble time!

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins with crumble

Before:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

After:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Close-up:

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

One more!

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

One dozen Brown Butter Blueberry muffins became breakfast, snack, and dessert! Talk about meal planning!!

{Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins recipe adapted from Shutterbean}

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