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“Classic Quickbreads and Muffins, Part LXVIII: Chef Tiresias presents another Institutional-sized Muffin Recipe by presenting an Extraordinary Rhubarb-Craisin Muffin!” by Chef Tiresias Helenus Grinikeodopuloposlus



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CLASSIC QUICKBREADS AND MUFFINS, PT LXVIII—INSTITUTIONAL SIZES

Classic Quickbreads and Muffins, Part LXVIII: Chef Tiresias presents another Institutional-sized Muffin Recipe by presenting an Extraordinary Rhubarb-Craisin Muffin!” by Chef Tiresias Helenus Grinikeodopuloposlus



Bakersfield, CA, 10-31-2012 W Halloween Night: One of the great things about the United States is the fabulous holiday of Halloween, the time when all the goblins, witches, trolls, and so-called things that go bump in the night come out to scare all of us.  I love sending my kids and nowadays, my grandkids out to Trick or Treat because it is a great deal of fun watching them go.  In professional foodservice, we tend to celebrate all of the holidays because quite obviously, a great deal of revenue comes flooding in due to innovative and creative celebrations.  Believe it or not, Halloween almost rivals Christmas in the spending lavished upon it and to me that is a good thing.  I do hope that you will enjoy the muffin recipe I am presenting today, one that sort of fits the season but then again, may not as it is a summertime recipe: Rhubarb-Craisin Muffins.   

Back to Halloween, one of the most troubling aspects of today’s world is the fact that parents and grandparents no longer can send their children unaccompanied out into the world because of the danger lurking out there.  While there may not be witches, goblins, and trolls, there certainly are a great deal of predators, whether they be simple bullies to child rapists, roaming the streets up to no good.  Therefore, it is important that an adult or two accompany their kids on their way and if the adult is armed with a handgun and a permit to carry, then that’s even better. 

You see, several years ago, my wife and grandkids were accosted one Halloween by some young thugs wearing hoodies and had it not been for an alert pair of neighbors, there is no telling what might have happened to them.  I, of course, was working hard at work and my kids were unable to accompany their mother and their own children.  The punks threatened my wife with rape and my children with molestation but the neighbors came to her rescue and routed the punks and from that time onward, we carry handguns with concealed carry permits, there is no way I will ever put the lives and wellbeing of my family at risk because in these troubled, economic times. These are times of racism, anger, and outrage, too many people think they can take advantage of Americans and do what they will to them—don’t become a victim!  My hope is that on November 6, we will return sanity to the nation by making a change in the White House occupancy.  I know I am not supposed to speak of politics but after what happened to my family a couple of years ago, it is important to speak out during these horrid times. 
Happy Birthday! Chef Elvin C. McCardle, born on Halloween, 1945.
 
Okay, I must wish Elvin C. McCardle a lovely Happy Birthday today, the good-looking man was born on this day in 1945 and also a happy one-year wedding anniversary to Brian and Linda Carrick, one of the Elemental News of the Day’s authors.  They were married a year ago today and I believe they are planning a wild celebration of sorts and I want to send them my best wishes as well as those of my family.  We are a close-knit family of folks here at the END and when once celebrates, we all celebrate!  Happy Birthday, Chef McCardle, and Happy One-Year Anniversary, Brian and Linda!  After what happened to you in Iowa in 2010, you deserve all the happiness in the world!

Rhubarb is a delicious summertime fruit but in many large cities, nothing is unavailable anywhere at any time so be on the lookout for fresh.  Should you not be able to find it, there is frozen but be careful handling it as it can turn to mush extremely fast!  Here we go:


(#1698) RHUBARB-CRAISIN MUFFINS—INSTITUTIONAL SIZE



Rhubarb is one of those delicious summer “fruits” that very few outside the Midwest have any knowledge of much less enjoyment.  I find that it is delicious, that medium-sized stalks burst with flavor and when combined with other fruits such as cherries, pineapple, or strawberries prove to be amazing.  This is a great muffin recipe and one that everyone will love so give try them and see where they take you.

Yield:  112 medium muffins (3/8-cup) or 136 small muffins (.25-cup) / Mis-en-place: 45-50 minutes:




Qty.
Measure
Item
Other
2
Quarts
All-purpose flour

1
Quart
Cake flour

.5
Cup
Baking powder

.5
Cup
Soy flour

.5
Cup
Powdered milk

1-1/3
Tablespoons
Salt

1-1/3
Tablespoons
Baking soda

3/8
Cup
Ground cinnamon

1
Quart
Diced cooked rhubarb (6-cups raw diced)

1
Quart
Original Craisins

8
Large
Eggs

1.5
Quarts
Granulated sugar

2
Cups
Vegetable oil

2
Quarts
Whole milk

.5
Cup
Old Orchard-brand frozen pineapple juice concentrate
2-2/3
Tablespoons
Torani’s cherry syrup

1-1/3
Tablespoons
Vanilla extract

The Finish:
1
Quart
Powdered sugar

2
Cups
Pineapple juice

2-2/3
Tablespoons
Vanilla extract




Method:

1.     Mis-en-place: have everything ready with which to work! Prepare your baking cups first by spraying them with PAM Baking Spray (preferable) or Crisco Pan Release (secondary) or some such other food release spray.  After spraying them, line them with either paper or aluminum baking cups, then spray them, too, as well as the tops of the pan(s); set aside. 

2.     Rhubarb is a great thing with which to work so look for a large stalk and trim it of all green.  Then, cut in half lengthwise and dice it into small cubes.  I steam all of my vegetables and culinary fruits so place the fruit in the top of a steamer over medium-boiling water (salted, of course) and steam for no more than twenty seconds; then, immediately remove it and plunge it into a bowl of ice water to retard any further cooking.  Finally, drain and dry it the best you can.

3.     Double-sift the first EIGHT ingredients together and then add the cooked rhubarb and the Craisins.   Preheat your standard oven to 375°F or a convection oven to 325°F; fan “off” for now. 



4.     Using your Hobart or Kitchen Aid mixer (depending on the size of the batch), hook up the paddle attachment and beat the egg(s) at medium-high speed.  Then, add the sugar and vegetable oil and CREAM the mixture together at the same speed until light, fluffy, and homogenized. 

5.     Add the remaining ingredients and then stir the DRY ingredients into the WET using the least amount of low speed mixer rotations necessary to blend the two components together.  This is an important step, as you do NOT want to overmix the batter as this invariably overdevelops the gluten contained in the all-purpose flour.  Combine the batter just until blended and note that lumps cook out during the baking process. 

6.     Cover the batter with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes so it can rest; then, with the aid of an ice cream scoop occasionally dipped in cold water to keep the mechanism fluid, fill the cups three-quarters full.  Gently shake the pan(s) to settle the batter in the cups, place on the middle oven rack(s) taking care to avoid the top rack(s) as this will overbrown them, and bake for 20-25 minutes.  If using the convection oven, flip the switch “on” now.

7.     Keep an eye on the muffins and try to rotate the pan(s) at least one-to-two times during the baking period.  Check them around the 18-20 mark, depending upon oven temperature, by feeling them with your fingers: if they feel firm, check the middle row with a paring knife by inserting and withdrawing it.  If it comes out “clean,” you have baked them and if not, continue baking until it does. 

8.     While they bake, combine the final three ingredients together to form a glaze.  Have it ready for when the muffins exit the ovens and are somewhat cool.  As soon as the muffins have baked, remove the pan(s) and place atop cooling rack(s).  Leave them alone for 1-2 minutes and then de-pan them, leaving them atilt in the cups for another 2-3 minutes. 

9.     Finally, depan the muffins entirely, place them atop directly atop the cooling racks with sheet pan underneath, and begin glazing them by swirling the glaze back and forth over them with the aid of a wire whisk.  Drizzle them with swirls of liquid sugar and when used up, stop, and transfer them to a paper-doily-lined serving tray.  Take to your guests with plenty of whipped butter and enjoy.

10. Wrap leftovers individually with plastic wrap and then zip up tight in Zip-Loc Freezer Bags.  Store in the freezer and note that you can defrost them overnight for use the next day by storing them in your refrigerator or you can reheat them in the microwave once out of the plastic wrap. Whatever you do, do your best to use them within 5-7 days; afterwards, use in bread puddings or in crumb cakes.

Rhubarb is a much under-utilized fruity vegetable that shines in this wonderful muffin recipe.  Be sure to use only fresh for best results!

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          Tomorrow is November 01, and that means we enter into the final week of election insanity and I hope that things go well and there aren’t any reports of violence at polling stations.  Times are indeed bad in the United States of America as we have our first committed Marxist president, ever, in the history of this great nation.  We have had many horrible presidents in the past and believe me, coming to this country from Socialist Greece made me a fan of U. S. history and presidents such as Andrew Jackson, aka “Old Hickory” was a committed racist who sought to eradicate Native Americans from the land.  Yes, we have had our share of evil men occupy the White House but I believe that what is going on now is among the most evil times in the history of my adopted homeland.  I don’t want to see us become my nation, Greece, a horrible place in which to live but a great place to visit on vacation—go figure!                                        

Therefore, let us close with this impassioned plea—please leave some comments and/or become a follower and why not spend some money and purchase an album by Love and/or buy a cookbook from Amazon.com—we want to make some money here so help us out by buying something!  Allied with them, we are pleased to market their merchandise! See you next time around! Bye!  

Thank you!

Tiresias

Tiresias Helenus Grinikeodopuloposlus
CEC, CPC, ACF
This is me as a young chef at an awards dinner at the Bon Adventure hotel in the 1980's when I was working there as the Night Sous Chef's Assistant. I began cooking in the 1960's in my native Greece before moving to Los Angeles, California, in the early 1970's. I apprenticed under an ACF Master Chef shortly thereafter and now here I am. I still am involved in professional foodservice as an instructor.

Chef Tiresias Helenus Grinikeodopuloposlus writes from Century City, CA.

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The END Commentary for Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Chef Tiresias Helenus Grinikeodopuloposlus



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