Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie--Pumpkin Muffins

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.

4 comments:

Whitney said...

Sarah! You are a natural food writer. I love it! I made these yesterday and we gave them two enthusiastic thumbs up as well. Mmmm! Perfect Fall treat.

Sarah and Matt said...

I am hoping I am one of the friends mentioned! These sound fantastic!!

Trevor, Caci, and Jace said...

Yum!!! I LOVE pumpkin anything! I think I need to them, myself!

April said...

Mmmm everything looks delicious...including Mr. Nate. I want to eat him up. So cute. It is fun to look at all these treats. I think I have to slow down a little with my treats. Mom came out to help with Marcus and made all sorts of fattening things...crazy lady. I actually loved it.