Thursday, June 29, 2017

black locust muffins

earlier this month black locust trees were in bloom, and my friend rapunsell gave me a recipe to use for the blossoms.

yes, you can eat them, or at least you can eat the blossoms. locust trees are related to the legume family through a second cousin on their mother's side.

no, seriously, they're legumes.

and, um, you can eat the delicious, delicious flowers. the rest of the tree you shouldn't eat, yanno, because toxic.

rapunsell gave me a recipe for muffins because she's good that way.

so here:

Locust Flower Muffins

2 cups flour
1/2 rounded tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla

2 cups black locust blossoms

Whisk together dry ingredients in large bowl. Beat wet ingredients together in smaller bowl. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and butter 12  muffin tins. Dump flowers on top of dry ingredients, then pour the wet ingredients over. Stir just until everything is moistened with no large clumps.

Fill 12 muffin cups equally with batter (about 3/4 full). Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick stuck in center comes out clean.

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