Plums – good
Coffee cake – good
Muffins – good
Combining the three – great (:
Now these are dedicated (maybe only a partial dedication since I actually don’t know how she feels about plums) but a dedication nonetheless to my good friend Allyce and future roommate for Spring 2013 (:
I have never met someone who loves coffeecake as much as her – it’s one of those things where I hear, see, or eat coffeecake and I immediately think of her. You know kinda like Jimmy Buffett songs make me want a margarita, pizza = Napoli and my stomach and I will never be able to think of Nescafe without remembering my days of drinking it by the gallon with my Turkish host sister (I still have 30 or so of those days left so I shouldn’t get ahead of myself) – some things just have an everlasting bond that no matter how hard you try and break it won’t happen – it just won’t.
It’s so bad anytime I see a coffeecake recipe now I just have to make it for her – I should just stockpile the recipes for the spring so that she can be my taste tester – I mean she is the ultimate taste tester (:
Now Allyce is spending her summer in the city of love (yep you immediately thought of Paris – see how that works) and is having a fab time, but there is just one small hiccup that she is faced with – no oven!!! I know preposterous. Instead her little abode (mind you little is being generous) is only equipped with two hot plates – its been a kitchen challenge from the start, but her concoctions (maybe that’s only appropriate for beverages…hmmmm) have made me want to jump on a plane and fly on over to her and I would bet you some Euros and some fancy Parisian pastries that you would be all on board to chill with her in Paris even if it means sleeping with your head resting in the kitchen sink and your feet dangling out the window – really its like an Alice (Allyce) in Wonderland Apartment. Really you can check out her blog and see for yourself (:
Now I did give in and make these muffins, but they were super good that I will easily make them again (don’t worry my friend) – besides I still have a whole fruit basket to experiment with. Ruling on the plums – gooooood.