Friday, March 30, 2012

Muffins du Jour: KAF Glazed Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins, Baked Entirely by Anders

Anders Samples his Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins
Today is the first day of our Spring Break!  Woohoo!!  Bernie took Lars and Otto to the Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg, SC, where they hiked up the mountain and investigated the Revolutionary War memorial.  Meanwhile, Anders and I did some violin practice, took Lulu for a neighborhood walk, and baked muffins together.  My Anders was not at all fond of the somewhat tart Blueberry Rhubarb Muffins I made last week, so we decided to try a new recipe instead.  I supervised, but Anders did all the work of measuring, preheating the oven, and following the recipe all by himself.  I no longer have to worry that he will grow up to be a helpless man and starve to death, because he knows how to follow a recipe and bake muffins now.  Whew -- that's a load off a momma's mind!

We made the King Arthur Flour Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins with chocolate chips instead of pecans, and substituted Fiori di Sicilia (a floral citrus/vanilla flavoring) for orange oil because that's what was in the pantry, and an online reviewer mentioned having made that substitution successfully.  Pumpkin, chocolate, and citrus?  Hmmm...  It's a little unusual, and not my personal favorite -- but the little blond baker was very pleased with the fruits of his labor.


Fred and/or Marlies said...

The concerns about a son being able to take care of himself echo here in the most necessary way. You have a husband who was trained well by my better half. It's good that you keep up the tradition. I mean who can survive without muffins. :-) Keep up the good work.

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Oyum! This looks divine and your baby looks so happy for dessert time! I'm suddenly craving sweets!

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