Occasionally I'll make something for TWD and it won't turn out the way it's supposed to. This happened with Round 1 of the muffins last week. The recipe is super simple and looked very tasty and didn't require a mixer. Awesome.
Making the muffins isn't difficult at all. The problem I encountered was that I overfilled the muffin papers and didn't press the crumbs into the batter well enough AND I baked them a little too long. I ended up with dry muffins that had hard sugar tops and melted butters muffin papers. Bleh. I tried to eat one but it just wasn't good so I tossed them in the garbage. Since the recipe was so easy I made them again on Sunday. I ran out of whole milk so I subbed buttermilk instead and I only made half the recipe. Also this time I didn't fill the muffin cups up as much and I made sure to press the crumbs into the batter. Round 2 of the muffins turned out SO much better. They were moist and had a sugary sweet top with only a hint of crunch. I had one while it was still a little warm with homemade fig jam sent to me by a friend (thanks Gwen!). Really, really good. I liked them best with jam instead of solo, they're good but I felt like they need a little something extra.
Thanks to Kayte of Grandma's Kitchen Table for this selection!