TWD Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
Pumpkin Muffins in October! What a great idea! Thanks to Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp for choosing this timely recipe! The Pumpkin Muffins Recipe from Tuesdays With Dorie, can be found on page 13 of Dorie Greenspan's famous cookbook, Baking: From My Home To Yours, or by going directly to Kelly's blog!
How to Make Pumpkin Bread
Yes, I made Pumpkin Bread AND Pumpkin Muffins this time around! It's really the same thing, just two different shapes! The pumpkin bread gets baked a little longer because it's bigger, but only by about 10 minutes or so. They're done when a knife comes out clean. Using Baker's Secret non-stick pans really help. All you have to do is spray them with vegetable shortening. Here's a Vegan Pumpkin Bread & Muffins Recipe for those of you that are looking for dairy-free alternatives!
What About Pumpkin Muffins?
I have these silicone muffins "pans" from Wilton that are the coolest things going! They're like rubber and wiggly, and there's no way I would ever trust them not to burn or melt in the oven if I hadn't tried them myself! They DO hold their shape and they DON'T melt! I also used silicone muffin "papers" too. Same thing, just muffin size. The muffins release so easy and clean-up is a quick swoosh in the sink. I think I'm gonna switch all my bake-ware over to silicone when I get the chance! I can't say enough good things about them, so just buy some. You won't be sorry!
Sunflower Seeds, Raisins & Walnuts, Oh My!
Dorie loves to put add-ins in almost everything she does. I don't! There, I said it! I don't like raisins, nuts or seeds in my muffins or sweet breads. I've made them in the past just to follow a recipe, but I just don't care for them as much. So, I didn't add them to these pumpkin muffins and pumpkin breads this time. Just pure unadulterated pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread. Slather it with butter...and OH MY! Pour myself a cup of tea or chai and I'm in heaven!
I Love My My Wilton Silicone Muffin Pans!
Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook Giveaway
Don't forget the cookbook give-away for the Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook. Deadline is midnight tonight (10/21) EST.