Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Monograms and Muffins~

One of my daughters.. lent me a few of her In Style Magazines..
I had just received this butter stamp I ordered from Etsy..had made some pull-apart cinnamon bread..and made little butter rounds with the monogram..cute..
But cuter were the cupcakes in the In have it..Monogrammed with fondant..
As luck would have it..our other daughter brought us delicious apple muffins.. which we ravenously ate.. but one ..stayed behind for a few hours..and I knew what to try:)
From La Table De Nana

So now I know how much easier it is to monogram fondant than butter:)How easy it is..and how sweet for gifts:)

I can't leave you without her apple muffin recipe..I removed the fondant for Jacques to take the last muffin to golf:)They are delicious!

La Recette~

My daughter found the recipe through Foodgawker..Here..

Apple yogurt muffins
adapted from The Williams-Sonoma Collection: Muffins

2 cups (280g) all purpose flour
½ cup (100g) sugar*
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 ¼ cups (325g) plain yogurt
2 large eggs
5 tablespoons neutral vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and diced

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg and make a well in the center. In a small bowl or jug, whisk together the yogurt, eggs, oil and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add the apples and mix with a fork until just moistened – do not overmix; the batter is supposed to be lumpy.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pans filling each cup ¾ full.
Bake until golden, 16-20 minutes, and cooked when tested with a skewer.

* these muffins are not too sweet, and in my opinion that makes them perfect for breakfast – add a bit more sugar if desired

Makes 12 - I halved the recipe above, used 1/3 cup (80ml) capacity muffin pans and got 6

That blog looks so nice!

I have all the ingredients so I will be making them next~


  1. What a cute idea...and now you've made me hungry, too....I like the sound of that recipe!
    Have a beautiful's warm and sunny and "Springy" here!
    Love Shel xx

  2. Lovely! Thanks for the recipe. Apple season is upon us and we'll make a trip to a local orchard soon.


  3. Beautiful photo's are the muffins in tea cups?

    Great time for apple muffins..tis the season!


  4. That is so adorable, you always know what to do to make things extra special... Even better, you share~

  5. I placed the muffin in a tea cup just to show..I don't have a small cloche etc..It was just to have it in something:)

    Thank you~

  6. Beautiful food styling and beautiful post as always Monique! I have some old butter stamps with cows on them, never thought to use them for icing.....good idea!

  7. I love monogrammed everything! Thanks for pointing out another wonderful blog. Hope you're having a wonderful week.

  8. thats a nice simple recipe, and I signed up for foodgawker.

  9. How wonderfully elegant, Monique.You do find the coolest things. I love the white on white and of course the photos are superb.

  10. Such an adorable cupcake! You always add something uniquely special to the things you do. Truly this would make a stunning gift.

  11. Like you, I prefer a muffin that is not too sweet. Cold weather has arrived this way and muffins are on the menu; love your M.

  12. That is the most elegant apple muffin I have ever seen. The stamp is so cute and I know you will be creating ovely M's in so many ways :)

    The muffin recipes sounds delicious! I can't wait to start baking with apples from the farmers' market soon.

  13. Susan..I love your new profile photo~
    I think you could do many cool things with that M..Wanna borrow?:)And freeze..For Mr.M?

    Karen at first I read CROWNS..must be the lost princess in me...and thought wow.. But cows are wow too:) For butter? The best!
    I love reading your comments~
    I am sure we are all alike in that way:)

    Have a great end of week~

  14. Monique you made those muffins so extra special...they are so pretty.
    I am going to get some apples at the farmers market and try this recipe. They sound wonderful!

  15. These muffins couldn't be more perfect for breakfast or snacking. The trees areliterally dripping apples right now.

  16. So love the monogram!

    - The Tablescaper

  17. Very sweet idea and delicious sounding muffins - thanks -

  18. I just love that. What a simple but elegant way to decorate a muffin or cupcake. You are always so elegant!

  19. Hello,

    thank you for your comment on my blog. Always nice to hear that you like it. I will be looking at yours later today.

    Have a very nice day!

  20. You have the gift for turning an everyday thing into something beautiful and very special. Wouldn't this idea be fun for a wedding shower?

  21. OH YUM!
    I wonder if I could bake these with powdre d'AMANDE?!
    Thanks for correcting my horid Fr spelling Nana :)

  22. I agree with Susan...I have never seen such elegant muffins!. It looks beautiful Monique and the recipe delicious...I love that monogram and now I'm thinking how lovely an "R" would look!

  23. Ronelle..For know what!:)

    Carol..I thought the store had written that and that was new to me:)?
    Thanks was to share the nifty item:) Fun to have..

    Like sealing a special letter w/ wax:)

  24. Every time I read your latest blog, I think to myself that this is it. You can't possibly top your current project and then you do something like this. Just too cute and such a wonderful idea. I can't wait to see how you top this because I know you will. I'll be making the recipe when I get back home and pick some apples.

  25. are so nice.. I know you will have the best apples:)
    Going to visit you now~

  26. That rubber stamp is just lovely. I go crazy for stationery things. Will keep my eye out on your blog for more uses! :)

  27. Tout est toujours si élégant chez toi, Monique ! Ça me fait rêver, tout ça ... Des petits muffins à base de yaourt, j'en fais assez souvent. PLutôt avec des chocolate chips mais avec des pommes, quelle bonne idée. Tu ne joues pas au golf, toi ? ;o)

  28. This is so cute! Looks so pretty and the recipe for the muffins sounds delicious.

  29. Pas de golf pour moi;)

    Dans une autre vie?

    Thank you:)I like the little butter mold too:)