Happy Royal Wedding Day!
Unfortunately, commoners don’t get an invite to the Royal Wedding.
Instead, commoners get to wake up at 3 a.m. and watch in their pajamas. And bake muffins.
I know scones would be more apropos for the Royal festivities. However, these muffins aren’t for the benefit of Will and Kate.
The muffins are in preparation for a bridal showerÂ brunch I’m cohosting next weekend for a girlfriend. Scones would be a great addition to the brunch buffet, and luckily my cohost graciously volunteered to bring several varieties.
With her on scones, I’ll hold up my end with several kinds of muffins. I’ve already mixed up the batter and it’s not even 4 a.m.
I’m glad I’m not on scone duty. Muffins make me nervous enough as it is. Maybe I’ve been too critical of dry, crumbly muffins in my life to be wary of making a batch of my own. On the other end of the spectrum, I don’t prefer muffins that could easily masquerade as pound cake.
How am I to find a happy medium when I’m an amateur muffin maker myself?
To complicate things further, I chose a recipe from Martha Stewart. I love Martha, but she has a special knack for sucking the easiness out of any otherwise simple recipe.
For example, I couldn’t simply add the dry ingredients after I had combined the wet ingredients. Oh no. I had to alternate between adding milk and flour. Which I had to sift by hand. Oh Martha.
I’m letting the royal muffin batter sit in the fridge all day. Not only because I want to devote my full attention to the wedding I woke up so early to catch live, but also because I want the ingredients to coalesce.
Tonight after work I’ll bake them. As soon as the last batch is out, I’m sure I’ll be ready for bed.