This weeks Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was Pumpkin Muffins.
I am all about enjoying really great baked goods, but father time often gets the best of me and I use short cuts and baking mixes. I really enjoyed taking my time and making something so wonderful!! I used a little creative license and changed up the mix-ins. I also used half the amount of ginger, because I always taste the ginger first. I guess I have a ginger super-sense. And I doubled the recipe. 12 muffins just isn't enough for my hungry family and friends.
I started with this...
...and I used my new muffin pan my friend Shelley gave me for my birthday. Aren't those pumpkins cute? I love baking with these silicone muffin pans. The muffins just pop out with out greasing or anything. AND you can just put the whole pan into the dishwasher.
I also used my traditional muffin pan as it cooks a lot more muffins at once. I also made a coffee cake topping to put on a few. They were great, but the sweetness overpowered the pumpkin-ness a bit.
I ended up with a plate full of this....
The verdict... Nate gave it 2 thumbs up and a smile. These muffins were firm enough to be hearty and moist enough to really enjoy the flavor. I thought about adding some chocolate chips to the last batch, but really loved the warm deliciousness of the raisins and pumpkin flavors together. Hubby and I enjoyed it with a hazlenut steamer. Yummy!!
The full recipe is posted here.