Archive for July, 2011

What recipe?

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 by Jaym Gates

I don’t bake, because I *suck* at obeying any kind of orders. It’s the same reason I never joined the military: if I think my way is better, I will do it my way.

So here’s the original recipe for

And here’s my recipe:

* 1 cup rice flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 cup 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup honey
* 4 large eggs
* 1 cup sour cream OR plain Greek yogurt
* 1/2 cup grated hard cheese, such as cojita or parmesan (I used a parmesan-type cheese, and 2 tblsp goat cheese)
* 1 tbsp dried, crumbled lavender flowers

# Preheat the oven to 350F.
# Meanwhile, whisk together the rice flour, baking powder, lavender and salt. Then, in the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter with sugar and honey. Drop in the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides as needed.
# Next beat in the sour cream, cheese, and rice flour mixture until a smooth batter forms.
# Spoon into greased muffin tins, filling each one 4/5th of the way up (this batter does not rise much). Sprinkle on the sesame seeds, to taste.
# Bake for 15-20 (12, for my oven) minutes. Let cool to room temperature – it’ll taste like a cheesy pound cake. Amazing with a cuppa coffee in the morning.
* sesame seeds, to taste (I also used a smidge of pepper and cinnamon on some of them.)