Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tic Tac Soup

Squash Soup

1 large onion, diced
1 med butternut squash, diced
2 med apples, diced
1 cup mint tic tac simple syrup
1 quart chicken broth
cream (optional)

Caramelize onions in a small amount of olive oil.  Add other ingredients.  Cover and simmer 30 minutes until tender.  Puree.  Serve topped with cream.

We tried adding a little more mint syrup or some crushed tic tacs at the end on a couple samples, but it didn't really make it taste and better and reduced the chances of leftovers being eaten.


3 c whole grain pancake mix
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 c orange tic tac simple syrup
orange tic tac powder

Combine all but the tic tac powder.  Pour into greased jumbo muffin tins.  Sprinkle the batter with the tic tac powder.  Bake 15-20 min.  Makes 5 muffins.

Alternatively, use your favorite muffin recipe.  I just had some pancake mix that no one at my house was eating.  Because it had been in the cupboard for ages, I did add an extra tsp of baking powder to make sure they rose.  

The squash soup turned out alright - could have been thinned with some broth.  Family rating was an 8.  The mint flavor was undetectable.  The muffins were a 9.5.  We all liked them.  Only thing keeping it from a perfect 10 is that the orange flavor tastes just like Tang rather than like oranges.

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