Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Allspice Crumb Muffins

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!

6 comments:

pinkstripes said...

So glad you tried again. They look great and I know they were delicious!

cheap said...

I am eagerly waiting for Tuesday.

Melissa said...

Wow, they look great! I can't wait to make these. What a perfect fall muffin. :)

Jacque said...

Yea, here's to second trys!! I'm glad it worked out for you... there's nothing more disappointing that taking the time to bake and having it turn out poorly.

Nice job!

Kayte said...

Thanks for baking with me this week. I think that this recipe lends itself to lots of playing around and adding in ingredients that are favorites! Your muffins look wonderful and I love photo of the one with the jelly!

Clivia said...

Brilliant - filling the mffin cups halfway. I wish I'd thought of that. And yours turned out beautifully! Friends who make jam are the best kind of friends.