Today’s recipe is the Allspice Crumb Muffins, which is found in Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home To Yours. Page 16, for anyone who’s interested.
The only ingredient not shown below is the salt, but I assure you, it made its way into the recipe. It’s not the best picture, especially since the top part of the baking powder and vanilla extract got cut off. I think my photography skills will get a lot better, especially if I make sure to get everything in there.
And here’s the final product:
The weird brown stuff on top of the muffin? That’s supposed to be streusel. I think I made something with a streusel topping before, and it turned out slightly better than this. Not much though. I hope I get better at it…at least the actual muffin came out pretty well! But what if I don’t get better at streusel? What if my streusel is doomed to be terrible and funny-looking? Despite the funny-looking “Streusel” (which really isn’t struesel, but hey, at least I tried), it was pretty good. But I’m biased. On account of making it and everything.
I didn’t change anything from the original recipe, and it was pretty easy to make. Except for the streusel, of course. I might try this again, and maybe I’ll have the hang of streusel the next time around.
I really love Baking: From My Home To Yours, and I’m sad that I have to return it to the library at the end of the week. I’m not sure what I’ll say about the book, but I should have something posted either here or at my other blog. I’ll definitely have a link to the review, no matter what I decide to do. Keep cooking everyone!