This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was perfect for the season! Thank you to Kelly from Sounding my Barbaric Gulp for choosing pumpkin muffins this week! The full recipe can be found on Kelly’s site or on page 13 of Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
A big thank you goes out to my hubby, Mike, for making the batter for these bad boys. My ear has been bothering me and I was quite whiny about it (honestly, I think it may fall off soon) so he made the batter while I played with Bo. I finished the cupcakes up because Bo needed some daddy time, otherwise, these would have been a total Mike creation. All of the photos were taken by him as well!
Mike is a much more meticulous baker than I am. He set out all of the ingredients first and was all prepared before he began the recipe. I’m more of a dump it in as you go type, but his organization did make for a nice picture. 🙂
Mike combined all of the ingredients to make the batter, but only added the raisins after a firm reminder. I think he’s still scared because of Dorie’s French Chocolate Brownies that I made earlier in the year!
I took over and scooped the batter into the muffin molds and sprinkled on the sunflower seeds.
And here is one of our muffins, getting ready to head into the fiery inferno.
Viola! Beautiful pumpkin muffins!
I really enjoyed the muffins. The pumpkin flavor was good. The texture was good. The raisins didn’t creep me out and I loved the sunflower seeds on top. Definitely best warmed up with a little butter!
I took them to school to share yesterday but Jason’s chocolate chip cookies won out. One of the yearbook girls was brave and she thought it was quite tasty. Anyone want a muffin? I’ve got 8 left.