I am stepping outside of the box a little for today’s baking. Have I mentioned yet that I am kind of tired of this baking thing? I have completely lost all desire to taste a bite of any of my goods, let alone eat an entire creation. The banana muffins yesterday were fantastic though and I ate FAR too many of those! I do have to let you know, those are a make ‘em and eat ‘em recipe. I had one of the muffins for breakfast this morning and it wasn’t NEARLY as good as it was yesterday morning.
To stick with the idea of flavorful foods, today I made Vanilla-thyme cupcakes. I have been convincing myself all month to make these and finally got up the guts to do it. When I read about thyme cupcakes my first thought was “are you kidding me?” My husband was also skeptical and not too eager to try them.
We were both proven wrong. These were a delightful surprise and what I often refer to as a “party in my mouth.” I want every food to be like that, though it often isn’t the case. They were different to say the least, but in a great way. This would be the type of recipe I would make to bring somewhere to share because I know everyone would be asking for the recipe after they tried them.
I had a few changes when I made them. I used 1 c. granulated sugar and 2/3 c. brown sugar instead of all granulated. I also didn’t have any vanilla bean on hand…do any of you? Nope, didn’t think so. Instead I just put 2 tsp. vanilla in the batter. I also didn’t put the icing on top because I really have not been in the mood for icing. I really enjoyed these as more of a muffin than a cupcake anyway. This would be a fantastic brunch food! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!