These muffins were pretty perfect. Yep I said it – perfect. I know everyone was all up in arms about the amount of sugar and shortening and all that but come on guys – it’s a muffin. You eat one and you’re done. It’s not like you eat the whole batch yourself. Or hopefully you don’t I guess. I am not opposed to shortening but I randomly was out of it so I just subbed in butter and I don’t think it really made a difference. I think my muffins looked almost exactly like the ones in the book so yay me!
Mmmmmmmm butter. I used my trusty ol’ pastry blender and we got the job done.
I really tried my hardest not to overmix and I think I did alright. I got 14 muffins out of the batch and guess what else I was out of? Muffin liners! I only had two – what kind of moron puts two muffin liners back in the cabinet? This kind of moron apparently. I have a nonstick muffin pan but I don’t really trust it so I buttered the heck out of it just in case. Some of them stuck a little but most of them came out fine.
These made a great little afternoon snack/reward after running the Turkey Trot 5K yesterday. I brought them to some friends and over to our neighbors’ house for a little impromptu get-together. After all, Dorie says they’re best eaten the day they’re made! 🙂 If you want to give them a try, get the recipe over at Easier Than Pie.
Here’s me at the run – that wasn’t my time though. I finished at 34:26 which isn’t too shabby for a lazyass like me. I feel pretty good about it really. If I keep going at this rate I’m going to have quite a t-shirt collection!