Allspice Crumb Muffins - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Allspice Muffins - Tuesdays with Dorie
For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Kayte of Grandma’s Kitchen Table chose Allspice Crumb Muffins, page 16 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Ah. The muffin.

Such a lovely little mini cake that takes no time at all. And no frosting to fuss with. Score.

This one uses Allspice as the secret ingredient. (Although with the name Allspice Crumb Muffin, I guess it ain't a big secret! :)

Allspice Muffins - Tuesdays with Dorie
I don't use allspice much...and I had to head to Penzeys Spice to pick up a new container. Ahhh. Nothing like fresh spices.

Allspice Muffins - Tuesdays with Dorie Allspice Muffins - Tuesdays with Dorie
I think my topping should have formed a bit more. My topping wasn't crumby enough and sorta spread out on muffin. I'll have to see how my other Tuesdays with Dorie friend made theirs.

Allspice Muffins - Tuesdays with Dorie
Thanks Kayte of Grandma’s Kitchen Table for a yummy pick!

Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my niece Hailey!!

Recipe:

Kayte of Grandma’s Kitchen Table
Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours (page 16-17)
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34 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... [Reply to comment]

Those muffins look very scrumptious and moist, yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Kim said... [Reply to comment]

Your muffins look wonderful. I think your crumb topping looks great. My topping melted mostly off. I love Penzey's. I bet the fresh allspice made these that much more yummy.

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Nicely done, Mary!

For some reason I feel like its been a while since I've seen you... Hummm... wonder why.

Oh! And Happy b-day to your niece Hailey!

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]

These muffins were so great.

My crumb topping spread too.

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

The muffins look great. I thought these would have been kind of plain had I not made them into coffee cake with chocolate chips!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

you're right - there is nothing like fresh spices.

Blue Is Bleu said... [Reply to comment]

Those muffins look amazing! And anything with spice immediately gets my attention hehe! :)

delightfullysweet said... [Reply to comment]

Your muffins look wonderful!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

My crumb topping was sort of random too...I think that is how it is supposed to look and they probably double it in the cookbook pictures....

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

That's pretty much how my muffin tin looked when it came out of the oven...but aren't they good anyway? I'm going to try ordering from Penzey's one of these days.

Food.Baby said... [Reply to comment]

Those muffins look delicious. Bet the topping was tasty even if it did spread out!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I think your muffins look yummy! I reduced the butter a little in my topping and didn't have a problem with any of it melting away.
Love it!

Heather B said... [Reply to comment]

yum! Great job on your muffins. They look delicious!

Dolce said... [Reply to comment]

It seems that most of Dorie's recipes are a hit :)

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful job!!!!!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Those look great! Mine spread over the top too, I haven't tried them but they look delish.

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Even if the topping melted into the muffins a bit, they still look awesome! I reduced the butter in the crumble a bit and also used a pastry cutter to cut it in instead of my fingers and that seemed to do the trick. The allspice was awesome - I need to use it more often!

mike said... [Reply to comment]

Now THOSE look like muffins... perfect top and everything. Glad you got the spice - have you ever used Penzey's natural cocoa? I've been thinking of ordering some... (off topic). Nicely done this week!

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

YUM! I miss these muffins. Your muffins look great!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Your muffins turned out mighty tasty looking topping and all.

I'm glad you like this...I definitely did. Is there an allspice bundt in the Food Librarian's future???

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I really liked these too for the simplicity of the preparation.

Ah, nothing like fresh spices, I agree!

SUGAR B said... [Reply to comment]

Yours are true American beauties! Love them!

~Lexibule~ said... [Reply to comment]

Ils sont adorables;)xxx

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

They do look pretty and lusciously perfect! Nice job. And fresh allspice from Penzey's? Yahoo!

Susan @ SGCC said... [Reply to comment]

Your muffins look fabulous! My topping melted a little too, but I loved them anyway. Well done!

jillbert said... [Reply to comment]

They look fabulous! I went to Penzey's and bought allspice too. It is fun to buy new spices!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Haha, you're so anti-frosting. I love the spice factor in these. It's warming for our imaginary fall.

alessandra said... [Reply to comment]

very nice muffins...like so much spices..
i like your blog too
ciao
Alessandra

alessandra said... [Reply to comment]

ciao,
i like so much your muffins, so spicy..allspice is a brand or what?if i know the number and type of spice maybe i can made the mix by myself..can you give it to me?
i like your blog too... i like the way you blog.

ciao
Alessandra

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Alessandra,
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Allspice is not a combination of spices. It is the dried fruit of a plant.

According to this wikipedia entry, it is called Pepe giamaicano in Italian.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allspice

Hope this helps! - mary

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

I hardly ever use allspice either, but I'm going to have to bake with it more often, because I loved these! I think your muffins look fantastic, melted crumbs and all!

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

I really need to give these a try. They look so good and light not too heavy.
~ingrid

Kayte said... [Reply to comment]

Well, I think your muffins (and the crumbly tops) look really good. In fact, I wish I had one right now. Thanks for baking with me this week...always fun to see what you are up to over here.

Di said... [Reply to comment]

My first batch of these had the same problem with spreading. Since then I've made them several times and tweaked things so they don't spread as much. They're tasty either way, though.

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