Recipe was just as easy to follow and came together beautifully. I took Peter's suggestion from last week and soaked the dried fruit in hot water for about 20 minutes before mixing it into the batter, yet I still think the muffins could be a bit moister. I have two theory's on this, either I mixed the batter too much, the recipe says no more than 10 strokes but that did not seem to moisten the batter enough, or the fresh fruit is really needed for the extra moisture. Next time I will try the fresh fruit.
A quick note about the marinara sauce from my calzone & carrot cake blog. I had frozen the leftovers and had a hankering for it last night at about 10:00 while watching a good, but very sad movie, Away From Her, a story of a couple who have been married for 44 years and when she comes down with Alzheimer's they decide it would be best for her to move to a nursing home. If you are going to watch it be prepared to ball your eyes out. Anyhoo, my snack was tasty, but I do not think the marinara froze well, it was rather watery this go round.
On to a more pressing matter. This Kallos Clan is very upset, Lucy brought the latest offence to my attention this morning. It seems that our beloved garden gnomes, mainly our backyard gnome, Gnomenclature, have a bad influence in there lives. This morning we found Gnomenclature (yet again) is this state........
Completely passed out in a drunken stupor.......so disappointing. The good news is we feel we have finally found the culprit, this is war!