I miss you Elle. It's not even that we talked all the time or were BFF's but I could always count on a nice comment, commiseration or a funny post. I miss that. I mean I REALLY miss that...
In the weeks since Elle's passing I feel that maybe I have taken too many online friendships for granted. The support. The love. The friendship. For this I am sorry and really am trying to fix. :)
The recipe that I choose for #ElleAPalooza is cheating. I am so time crunched that I went back in my archives and hunted down a muffin recipe that I made of Elle's back in January of 2009. It was good. Really really good. I want them right now but alas there is not time...
Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (from Elle at Elle's New England Kitchen)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cups mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.
2. In a small bowl, combine bananas, oil and egg.
Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. The batter is quite
thick, but keep folding it gently, making sure to get the batter on the
bottom of the bowl, and it'll all come together.
4. Fold in chocolate chips.
5. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups three fourths full.
6. Bake at 350 deg F for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done.
***On February 24th there is going to be an online auction to help Elle's (Lee Ann) family. There are pieces of her jewelry among other items being auctioned off. To learn more please head over to the Friends of Elle FB page and join in...