Thursday, 22 August 2013

Baking, Cottage Style

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A few weeks ago, we went to our little cabin up in Algonquin Park.

This Cabin was built in the late 1940's, by my Great grandparents & Grandparents, and my children and their second cousins are in the fifth generation to use it.  When the cabin was built, there was no hydro or plumbing put in.  All cooking was done on a wood stove.  My Grandma can pull better meals off of that old wood stove than I can pull out of my modern oven at home :)

I have never tried baking in it before, but there is an old copy of 'Kate Aitkins Cookbook' in the cabin, so I pulled it out, found a recipe for blueberry muffins, determined that yes, grandma did in deed have the staples for baking on hand, and put Buddy to work:

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The bushes up on the highway at the top of our laneway were just full of blueberries

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And within short order we had the required two cups:

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So then we got out the cast iron muffin tin (which incidentally only has 11 cups, not the normal 12... but it is narrower, to fir the oven box on the wood stove)

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And Buddy kept on working, using the old fashioned beater:

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Pouring & Mixing:

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Into the oven:

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And we had a yummy breakfast the next morning :)

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