Monday, August 3, 2009

Yummy mistake

I wanted to bake something to take over to our new neighbors today. I planned on "Amish Friendship" bread, but the plans were abruptly ruined when I realized that instead of using only 1 cup of the "starter", we used ALL 8 cups of it! Oops. Tim used his mathematician mind to try and figure out a solution. We weren't about to throw it all away! So, we decided to just make something to get rid of it. We tried waffles. Too sticky. Crepes? Turned into an apple blob. What about cupcakes or muffins? hmmm....these are pretty tasty! I wanted to call them Oops-I-made-a-mistake-cakes, but Tim thought "Serendipity cakes" sounded more legitimate, for the definition of Serendipity is "good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries." Unexpected it was.

So, here's our serendipitous recipe. =)

Serendipity Cakes

· 1 (.25) package dry yeast

· 1/4 c. warm water – 110 degrees

· 3 c. flour

· 3 c. white sugar

· 3 c. milk

· 1 c. vegetable oil

· 1 c. white sugar

· 8 eggs

· 4 tsp. vanilla

· 6 ounces Instant vanilla pudding mix 1 (5 oz) & ½ of 3 oz. box

· 10 shakes of cinnamon

· 1-2 cups of peeled, cored and chopped apples

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour cupcake pans (or you can use cupcake liners). Mix yeast and warm water in bowl, let sit a few minutes. Add the rest of ingredients and mix well. Fill each half way (don’t fill too full.) Bake for 20-25 minutes. Take out, sprinkle with powdered sugar, cool off and Enjoy!

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