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Muddy's Fun House: episode 4

Muddy's Fun House: episode 4

Welcome to Muddy's Fun House: Super Fantastic At Home Bake-a-long and Variety Show... with your host, Kat from Muddy's!

(New to the Fun House? Here's a little FAQ about the show)

Big THANKS to Jennifer Chandler and the Commercial Appeal for their write up this week!  (only correction: we release new episodes on Thursdays to Patrons & e-news subscribers then post on social on Fridays) :)

In our 4th episode, we learn a simple but effective mindfulness exercise with Muddy's gnomie Leah Chaney and bake a deliciously informal summer berry cake... if you're loving all the local strawberries right now, this is the bake for you!

And THANK YOU to our show patrons on Patreon! They're the superstars who make this all possible.  Patrons get some fun perks too  (psst-- patrons, don't forget to check Patreon for your printable PDF of this week's recipe!)

Without further ado... here is episode 4!



Ingredient List for the Bake-a-long:

For the Cake:

  • 180 g (1 ½ c) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 128 g (9 Tbl) butter, softened
  • 160 g (¾ cup + 2 Tbl) superfine sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tbl milk or cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla

 For the Topping:

  • honey or sugar
  • fresh strawberries, sliced *
  • black pepper*
  • balsamic vinegar*
  • 1 ½  c heavy cream
  • ¼ c sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla


    Show Notes for this Episode:

    • Patreon supporters, be sure to snag your PDF of the recipe on our Patreon page.   Not a supporter yet? Become a patron here

    • Mindfulness activity begins at 2:42
      Want more mindfulness? We learned our activity from the "Like You" mindfulness podcast for kids, recorded right here in Memphis, TN!
    • Bake-a-long chapter begins at 8:35
      ps. I highly recommend The Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen and this cake pan conversion guide by blogger "Brown Eyed Baker"
      pps. Get you some Thistle & Bee honey!

    • Special Mothers' Day reflection activity sheet: download here!

    • Looking for berries?
      At Muddy's, we usually source our fresh fruits from a variety of local farms.  We highly recommend Falcon Ridge Farms, Rosecreek Farm, Jones Orchard, and Whitton Farm.  Visit your local farmers' market OR the farmers' market webpage for current information about delivery, etc.

    • Submit a question for a future "mail bag" portion! 
      Email kat(at) or send a real letter (yay!) to 
      Muddy's Bake Shop 
      attn: Fun House 
      2497 Broad  Ave #101 
      Memphis, TN 38112

    • Participating while you watch?
      We'd LOOOOVE to see! Tag us @muddysbakeshop and/or use #muddysfunhouse

    • Special mad props to: 
      Kirby for amazing video editing and creativity; Leah for leading us in a lovely activity; Bring It Food Hub for my awesome CSA; my husband Thomas for letting me use the clip of him pretending to be me while we tested the equipment; and, of course, all our wonderful patrons on Patreon!