In yesterday’s post you may remember that I said I would reveal today what the ”Cafinated Coffee and Tea House café” owners menu recommendation for me was… well to be really honest I didn’t take too much convincing because back in November 2011 I had already seen a photograph of one these and was already super curious about this flavour combination.
Fellow Foodie blogger Raymund posted his recipe version here: http://angsarap.net/2011/11/22/peaches-and-cream-cheese-muffin/ and while, ok his uses peaches and this is the apricot version the principle is almost identical.
Basically the recipe is plain buttery vanilla muffin with piece of either peach or apricot on top but with a dollop of cream cheese embedded into the centre…
I never thought that the cream cheese would go so well like this but wow was I mistaken! These are fabulous.
I adore apricots anyway so this would have been a hit without any extras but the cream cheese takes this to a whole new level and gives it a real sophistication that’s rather unexpected.
It’s also a good time to tell you one of the few jokes our kids know, and which I will probably now not forget in my lifetime because they told it to every friend and family member at least twice this trip and to Himself and I about 400 times.
Naturally it’s an obligatory fact that every parent must stoically try and pull a surprised face and laugh as hysterically as possible upon delivery of the punchline each and every time the joke is told, and truth is that eventually Himself and I naughtily added a bit of a additional “grownup” joke to see which of us could feign the most surprise and laugh the best without the kids twigging that this was an additional game that they weren’t part of.
Don”t blame me for the corniness of the joke, it came out of a Christmas cracker, or very cheap kids joke book or the like and it goes like this:
Question: “Where do baby apes sleep?” Answer: “In an apricot of course!”
Yes I know… it’s baaaad. Believe me it’s even worse when you’ve heard it about 500 times in one holiday. What we do for our kids (and to stay sane on long car journeys).
Now that I’ve tasted these muffins I can tell you that not only do they look good, they taste amazing too… Raymund has a recipe in his link if you’d like to give it a go yourself. Let us know if you like them too.