Monday, January 13, 2014

Tramezzinni and Marmalade Muffins

Welcome friends for tea this week.  When I bake, my iPad is in the kitchen with me as I've been putting all my favourite recipes in iCloud documents.  Reading the recipes while the iPad lay flat on the counter was hard and so I began a search for something to hold it upright.  There are, in fact, a number of gadgets on the market but I chose a Belkin product for the sturdiness.
It comes with a stylus for page movement and also to wake up the iPad if it goes into sleep mode.
I must say it is working out well, and was purchased from Amazon.  (pricier than other models but at least I know the iPad won't flip over when pressing on the screen.  The recipe that is open is marmalade muffins from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook website and they are delicious.
The only change I made was 1/4 cup applesauce to replace the same amount of oil.  (that's one snack cup size)  I usually make this supplement and it doesn't change the texture all that much.
I'm using a Staffordshire Elizabethan teacup today.
I'm taking tea at the kitchen table where my centrepiece is a birdcage with a little bird inside sitting on a nest.
I found something new at the grocery store on the weekend.
 Has anyone else found these thin slices of crustless bread?  They also come in white.  I've learned that Tramezzinno is singular, and the 'ini' ending, plural.
Tramezzinni are used to create Venetian tea sandwiches and they were found at the right time for me as I'm hosting a luncheon tomorrow.  Not having to cut all the crusts off my sandwiches will make it much easier, and quicker for preparation.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll join my hosts and their guests for tea.
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36 comments:

  1. The muffin does look delicious. I like the iPad holder. I have mine in cover with the cover that folds back to create a stand, but it is not very steady. Think of the crust that will not go to waste as you make your sandwiches.

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  2. That is exactly what I need!!!
    I keep using several stacked books and that never helps.
    your muffins looks so yummy!!
    Have a good day.

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  3. Marmalade muffins sound so good ... I'll have to go find the recipe. The ipad holder is fabulous ... I bet you cause a *run* on this product. ;) Your Staffordshire Elizabethan teacup is gorgeous -- shines! Happy Tea Day!

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  4. Such a pretty teacup. And the Tramezzini is something I shall have to look out for. My regular grocery store probably doesn't have it. Will have to check at Wegman's next time I am near one.

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  5. iPads while cooking?! What's happening with everyone? Where's the favourite old cookbook with tiny splatters on it from your grandmother? How are our kids & grandkids going to relate to a program of recipes that are no longer compatible with their new gadgets? This post made me rather sad :( On the bright side, your muffins look delicious, and I like the applesauce substitution. Cheers Judith :) Wendy x

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  6. A cup of tea and a marmalade muffin sound like a good way to take a little break in the afternoon. I've heard of using applesauce as a substitute for oil in baking, but haven't tried it. I have some in the freezer from fall apple picking and should try it in baking.

    Enjoy your luncheon tomorrow.

    Karen

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  7. Great post! Love your gadget...looks perfect! The marmalade muffins are mouthwatering. I always substitute applesauce as well, and it works well, doesn't it? Have never seen the bread, but that is a super thing for tea parties. I hate cutting off crusts and they don't always come out nice and neat. Thanks for your great post and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  8. Glad to get the iPad gadget recommendation!

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  9. I love your teacup! It's so elegant with it's wide bowl. The marmalade muffins sound yummy. That is a neat stand for your iPad. I had seen that sandwich bread on another blog recently but didn't know it was available here. What a great idea! I'll have to remember that. Happy tea time Judith.

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  10. Hi Judith, Your teacup is so pretty. I just love it! Your muffins look great too. Enjoy your luncheon; hope you post about it. What fun!
    Hugs, Beth

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  11. I bought a case for mine, just so I can use it as a stand. Of course, I waited until it was on sale! with a 30% off coupon!...:)JP

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  12. Looks yummy Judith. I have a gadget for holding my iPad that I got as a gift from my daughter. It is a great little thing and I get lots of use out of it as I'm sure you will get lots of use out of yours.

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  13. Looks yummy Judith. I have a gadget for holding my iPad that I got as a gift from my daughter. It is a great little thing and I get lots of use out of it as I'm sure you will get lots of use out of yours.

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  14. Beautiful teacup - and the Tramezzini is pretty cool for sandwiches. The muffins really appeal to me too.

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  15. Lots of interesting information here! I use my iPad a lot when cooking…so simple to keep recipes that way, no writing them out!

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  16. The muffin looks yummy and I love your teacup!

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  17. Your muffins sound tasty, Judith, and your teacup is really pretty. I haven't seen that bread. I will have to look for it. It would make finger sandwiches quicker to make. Love the bird cage too. Thank you for coming to tea and have a wonderful week.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Sandi

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  18. I have never seen those,. how convenient to make small sandwiches....Christine

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  19. What a neat gadget! And I love the recipe for the muffins and your substitution. Sounds yummy! Enjoy your week my friend!

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  20. No, I've not seen the crustless bread, but it looks like something to know about. I like your iPad holder. I find that I use mine for recipes much more than printing them off. For one thing, there are precious few that I like well enough to ever do again. Sad, but true.

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  21. Oh, my, I'll be on the hunt for this bread now! Brilliant!

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  22. Love the tea cup. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  23. Marmalade is my favorite jam, so I must look for those muffins! And crustless bread -- what a great idea.

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  24. I use a laptop but that does look like a great holder for an ipad. Looks like more and more people are using the ipads now.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  25. Hi Judith: I liked your ipad stand. I am always propping mine up on something as I am reading the recipe. The crust less bread is an exciting thing to look for. Valerie

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  26. Now there is a handy way to read your recipe. Lovely cup and saucer reminding us of sunshine and how clever this bread is - never seen that before! Your tea will be wonderful.

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  27. Anything from MGCC is bound to be delicious!
    I don't (gasp!) have an Ipad yet. My husband doesn't seem to be able to function without his - perhaps I'll have to succumb.

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  28. Now you an accomplish two things at one time. Nicely done.

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  29. I'd love a marmalade muffin, Judith, and I cuppa tea. The bread is new to me, but I can't wait to see how your tea sandwiches turn out.

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  30. Judith you amaze me with all the fun and unusual things you find!

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  31. Hi Judith.
    Your muffins look absolutely delicious and I would love to try one with tea out of that gorgeous yellow teacup. Every time I look at my lavender or violet cups I think of you. But this one that you have featured is also so pretty and elegant! It would blend beautifully with your mauve and purple teacups. Thank you for visiting me and all of your kind words. Have a wonderful week!
    Karen

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  32. I wish I had an iPad. It would be great for recipes. I thought that it was interesting that you used applesauce instead of oil. I must try that. The muffins look delicious!

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  33. Lots of great gadget and food tips today, Judith! Thanks! I often substitute the applesauce - but what a home run you hit finding the crustless bread! A time saver, indeed. Ha - that's one reason I didn't volunteer to do the tea sandwiches for our annual Ladies' Tea at church this Saturday - too lazy. Making scones, instead. Your iPad stand is pretty cool. Though - I'd be fearful to get it wet or knock it. Blessings!
    Kathy

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  34. Hello Judith,
    I am loving your Staffordshire tea cup! It is elegant in yellow/gold, and the beautiful filigree. The shape is regal as well. Mmmmm Marmalade muffins! Sounds so good right now : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  35. I love that little gadget to keep your iPad upright! I'm drooling over your Staffordshire tea cup and well, those muffins speak for themselves :D
    Hugs my dear blogging sister,
    Beth P

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  36. GORGEOUS teacup, never saw one like that, it is stunning.

    Neat iPad thingie holder - and the crust less bread - whoo hoo - will look for it here, one never knows.

    We tea party givers love that kind of stuff!

    Do let us know how your luncheon goes!

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