Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TWD: Pumpkin Muffins

For your consideration: Pumpkin Muffins from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 13, featured this week on Tuesdays with Dorrie.

I made 2 variations of the recipe - the basic batter was the same for each, I just changed up the mix-ins. I used chopped pecans in the batter and smushed a few walnut halves on the top for both. The things I changed were that I substituted cranberry "raisins" (aka: craisins) for the regular raisins the recipe called for and for the other variation, I swapped in chopped dates. The craisin muffins were much better recieved than the date ones.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this recipe - I guess I was thinking this would be more pumpkin bread-ish and just manifesting itself in muffin form. These had a much different texture than the pumpkin bread I'm familiar with: this was much denser and not as sweet. I was looking for a bolder pumpkin flavor, this one was rather subtle. If that's the way you like yours, then this recipe is right up your alley.

Thanks to Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp for choosing this recipe. To see what all the other TWDers did with this recipe, check out the blogroll here. If you'd like to try making Dorie’s Pumpkin Muffins for yourself, you can find the recipe on our hostesses blog, or in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours.

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  1. Oh darn. Sorry they weren't your faves. They look really yummy. But then again, maybe you are just used to fabulous food, like that lasagna down below. Wow. That looks fantastic. And your hometown looks postcard perfect.

  2. Hi Lisa,
    Just found your blog this evening and am loving it here. Great recipes. I'll be back to visit!

  3. Your muffins look great! I left the nuts out of mine (kids wouldn't eat them), but pecans and walnuts both sounds good.

  4. The muffins look great!! I am a big pumpkin fan these days!

  5. I like more pumpkiny flavor too. They still look fabulous!

  6. Nope, they weren't the greatest muffin, but good and seasonal! Now, what of the millions of things to do with the rest of the can of pumpkin! Love the big walnut on top of yours, I'm just nutty that way!
    And, love your comment on Cookie Madness--"eating our way through the Big Apple!" I'm going to NYC in 15 days! Can't wait!

  7. They look great - I was one of those who loved the muffin! If you ever want to make them again, you can ship them off to me. :D


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