Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wintergreen Muffins

Over the past few weeks, I've been taking a lot of walks.  It's wintergreen season and I've been looking for berries.  I have found a few places that have wintergreen and a lot of places that don't.  But I am persistent!

In total, with help from my family, I amassed 77 berries.  Not enough to do anything substantial with.  But enough for something...right?  So I decided that today we would eat them, in muffin form.  First I made the batter from this recipe for chocolate muffins but I left out the chocolate chips.  I even got to use homemade plain yogurt that I made the other day.  (I hadn't made yogurt since last winter, there always seems to be something else to do...)  Then I put the wintergreen berries on the top of the muffins and baked them.

I had contemplated adding wintergreen extract but I wanted to see how much flavor the berries have on their own.  The answer is, not much initially, but then there is this faint wintergreen aftertaste that is really pleasant.  It was worthwhile.

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