Sunday, June 26, 2005
So today I decided to make raspberry muffins. I wanted to have walnuts in them, but apparently I didn't have them. I also wanted to put a nice brown sugar crumble on top. Hm... I don't know how to do this, so I consult my mother who says butter and brown sugar. For future refrence when one asks this kind of question, ask for quantities. So I follow her vague instructions... mix butter and brown sugar and I sprinkle it on top of my muffins. Except I had too much crumble stuff so I kind of layered it on top of my muffins. And go about cooking dinner. While I'm cooking I'm starting to notice a wee bit of smoke coming out of the oven. Hm.. I check. The crumble has melted and dripped butter and brown sugar all over the oven. Hence the smoke. I open the window further, flip on the fan and close the dividing curtain between the kitchen and rest of apartment to avoid (hopefully) the smoke detector going off and put a cookie sheet under the muffin tin to hopefully catch the dripping, but alas it is too late. The butter & suger keep burning, eventually catching a small fire. :) I put it out with baking soda. Let it cook a little longer, while the smoke continues to build up. (I want them cooked dammit!) I take them out of the oven and let the smoke clear up with 2 minutes left to cook. Pop them back in to the oven to cook a little longer and finally they are done! After all that they had better be good!
Posted by Joanne at 10:26 PM