Pears are plentiful at the moment so I have been experimenting with some pear recipes. Did you know that pears are a member of the rose family; that they have been used as a food source since prehistoric times; and that they are an excellent source of fibre and Vitamin C? These are just some of the facts I have learnt while trolling the internet for pear recipes.
I used a great recipe for Pear Muffins with Streusel Topping from Rouxbe. I didn’t have any sour cream on hand so substituted a low fat yoghurt and they turned out brilliantly.
Of course I had to customise the packaging – using the Cricut preserves Cartridge (currently on loan from a sweet friend). I made up some little labels for the baking cases. I love my polka dot baking cases but have always found that when they are baked in, the butter/oil discolours the baking case which spoils the presentation. I noticed in the Julie Goodwin Cookbook that she had layered some new cases on the outside to freshen up the look – I can’t believe that I never thought to do this in the past.
Here is a label and tag for an individual box and a larger box of muffins. (I got my plain white cupcake boxes from Cake Tinz ‘n’ Thingz)
Sarah has also been baking up a storm today. She is putting the finishing touches to her goodies and will be back later with her home baked delights! Don’t you just love wintry weekend spent in the kitchen?