Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TWD: Allspice Crumb Muffins

I saw this on the baking roster for TWD and knew I wanted to make them. But for some reason, my brain doesn't turn on until late Monday or Tuesday to remind me that...um...Tuesday with Dorie is due...and you have done nothing! Thank heavens that the latest recipes have been simple and I can make them last minute! Like these muffins!

I've actually been on a muffin kick lately, maybe its because I am pregnant and look forward to breakfast and this breaks me out of my cereal routine. Plus, skipping any type of meal/snack is no longer an option. (Not that I would ever skip a meal anyway!)

These come together in literally minutes (I made them while I was in the middle of making homemade rolls so they take little effort, and time). I was a bit concerned with the butter content. There is a TON of butter. And for a muffin, I would like to see something a bit on the lighter side. I heard about a few of the other bakers using yogurt as a substitute--and I am thinking I may have to adopt that for next time. I stuck to the exact recipe for this one, minus the lemon zest because someone must have stolen all my lemons!

BUT- these muffins are over the top GOOD! I took one bite and was in heaven. Moist cake, crunchy caramelized top. This is a true treat and I bet would taste wonderful with tea.

A big thank you to Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table for hosting this week. You can visit her page for the recipe. Don't forget to check out all the other bakers from TWD that bake every Tuesday from Dorie Greenspan's book: "Baking From My Home to Yours"--they are always creative and changing up the recipe which is nice for a variation or two. It also looks like Ms. Dorie herself even baked with us this week--what a treat!

Next weeks TWD: Sweet Potato Biscuits!


Amanda said...

I agree, loved the carmelized tops. I about died a few minutes ago when I saw my teenage daughter throwing the edges of a muffin in the garbage! AK! She said loved the muffins but not the tops. WHAT? LOL

Kayte said...

Congratulations on the baby, first of all. How wonderful that is all on its own. Your muffins look beautiful. They are so dainty and look light as a feather. Very pretty. Thanks for baking with me this week! Best wishes for a healthy and speedy delivery.

Unknown said...

Very lovely! Am I the only one who overfilled my muffin tins?

Hindy said...

That is a lovely-looking muffin! Glad you enjoyed.