James had a sidekick named Joe, and they lived in an apartment above a storefront a few blocks from the bakery. Joe did not come to the bakery to sit around or work, but he and James would stop in for a while or he would come looking for James at the bakery. Joe often appeared to have business or other concerns on his mind. After visiting a few minutes, he and James would take off, strolling down Clark Street to do whatever they needed to do. I never knew Joe’s profession, and I didn’t ask.
2-1/3 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup honey
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/3 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2/3 cup orange juice (from 2 medium oranges)
2/3 cup shredded coconut 2 tablespoons orange peel
1 large egg, beaten
- Mix the flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, and coconut in a bowl.
- In a separate large bowl, mix the honey, oil, yogurt, orange juice, peel, and beaten egg.
- Pre-heat the oven to 400o Lightly oil 12 muffin cups.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients so the dry ingredients are moistened and the batter is homogeneous. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups so they are ¾ full.
Bake the muffins for 25-27 minutes until firm and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and take the muffins out of the cups to cool on a wire rack