Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TWD - Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins! As my boy likes to say ... "Yay! Hooray!" I love all things pumpkin and was so excited to see this week's "Tuesdays with Dorie" recipe was chosen by Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp. I began by roasting some pumpkin that I picked up at the pumpkin patch, but unfortunately, at the end of the cooking process my fresh pumpkin was dry and stringy and I had to start the process over with a new pumpkin.

As luck would have it, I was caught in the act of butchery by my seven year old son, who shreaked "What are you DOING to my pumpkin?" To which I replied, "I'm going to EAT it." He was not happy with this response and eventually left the kitchen sulking. My second attempt, yielded a tender, tasty pumpkin, suitable for baking with!

I followed Dorie's recipe pretty closely, except that I omitted the nuts, raisins, and sunflower seeds ... ok maybe, it wasn't so "close"! I used dates instead of raisins and subbed fresh roasted pumpkin seeds for the sunflower seeds. These muffins are fabulous! So fabulous in fact, I'm getting ready to make another batch!

Bake another batch after my son goes to bed that is! No need to further traumatize the youngster by consuming his precious pumpkin!

Thanks again for a great recipe selection! Don't forget to see what the other TWD bakers are up to this week!


Anonymous said...

that's real dedication, going through the fresh pumpkin cooking twice! they look just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of chopped dates. It sounds yummy! I've never roasted a pumpkin; I'll have to try it sometime.

Anonymous said...

Those look wonderful. I like your adaptations.

Laura said...

I am impressed! Fresh pumpkin - you are a serious cook! Love the pumpkin seeds on top, kind of a clue as to what kind of muffin they are.

Prudy said...

That's amazing that you did it with real pumpkin. It sure looks good!

SiHaN said...

darnit.. i should have kept my pumkin seeds after craving them out to make my puree. RAWR.. those muffins look phenomenal.I"m glad you liked them!