Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TWD: Pumpkin muffins

Note: You only have until October 31 to join the baking odyssey! Buy the book, go sign up and show us your food!

I was coming off a TWD slump and needed something to get me back in the swing...enter: Pumpkin Muffins. Simple, quick, yummy. Thank you, Dorie!

Things started pretty normally, but then the batter got weirdly grainy once the eggs were added in.

But once the dry ingredients/raisins (I used dark raisins, by the way)/walnuts were added in things got back to normal.

And turned into these!

My only teensy weensy complaint would be that they seemed a tad dry even though I checked them a couple minutes before the lowest cooking time Dorie listed. My oven must run hot or something...I'll just have to check sooner in the future.

Dorie knows what she's talking about (imagine that) when she says to split, toast and add marmalade...very niiiice.

Go make these muffins! They're like little chunks of fall!

Just cuz, take a look at that turtle with her legs stretched out...have you ever seen such?


Jamie said...

Mmmm, I can smell the muffins...yum :-) Cute turtle too!

Cathy said...

Yeah, I was a little weirded out by the grainyness myself. When you get right down to it, uncooked pumpkin just ain't pretty. But thankfully, the baking fixed that right up! Glad you liked these -- they look great! I thought they were a tad dry too, but nothing a little butter and jam couldn't fix. You are correct -- I never have seen a picture of a turtle with outstretched legs!

Saucy said...

Pumpkin muffins with sunflower seeds? You health nut! Mine would be chocolate with marshmallows. I am a bad girl. You're so much better than me.

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Beth said...

Good job! I'm a fellow TWD baker, and I was thinking that it would be nice if we all could chip in and get Laurie some small token/gift for all the work she does. Would you be willing to contribute? If I can get enough people, it would only be about $1 per person. No pressure :-) Let me know! bethberg12@yahoo.com