Monthly Archives: April 2013

One of my coworkers recently took a trip to Morocco, so it was rather serendipitous that this Moroccan-inspired muffin was one of the 750 in my book. Yes, these are the things I consider serendipitous. Relevant muffins.

Couscous date muffins

Couscous date muffins

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If muffins are basically the breakfast equivalent of cupcakes, then the crumble is more or less the frosting. I feel like all muffins should have a crumble. Can we make this an official rule? No shirt, no shoes, no service. No cupcake without frosting. No muffin sans crumble.

Dried Papaya Muffins with Cashew Crumble

It’s all about the crumble, baby


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I very nearly had a nervous breakdown at work this week. I didn’t, thankfully, but did end up crying in the bathroom stall, all the while hoping no one walked in. You know, typical Friday afternoon agency life. And then I went home and made these biscuits and ate about ten of them in one sitting. And then I felt better.

Biscuits are, I think, one of the most comforting and also most underrated baked goods. It’s just so difficult to be miserable when you have one of these in your hand, piping hot and pillowy soft, with a dab of butter melting into all the nooks and crannies.

Forget a bakery, I’ll open my own psychiatric practice. There’d be a couch for you to lie on and spill your troubles, and a table next to you with a tray full of hot biscuits and warm cookies.

Cream biscuits

Comfort food at its finest

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There’s a cup and a half of butter in these muffins.┬áThat’s three sticks. If the thought of that much butter makes you queasy, turn back now. Otherwise, let me introduce you to a little something called chocolate babka muffins.

A traditional chocolate babka, the Jewish version, at least, is a rich and buttery yeast dough with a chocolate filling and streusel topping. This muffin version takes that decadent buttery, chocolate deliciousness and compacts it into bite-size morsels with a dusting of cinnamon-sugar. Like a snickerdoodle that’s been filled with chocolate. Now there’s an idea…

Chocolate babka muffins

Chocolate babka muffins

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Though it really should be every day. The only thing I love more than a classic grilled cheese (sharp cheddar and tomato on whole wheat bread) is a cookie, so naturally, I decided to combine the two.

Grilled cheese sandwich cookies

Grilled cheese sandwiches. …Or are they?

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Muffin Mondays are back! And oh, how I’ve missed them. Sunday muffin-making will always be one of my favorite routines.

I knew I wanted to do something out of the ordinary for this week’s muffin, especially since it’s been a month since the last one. These cannoli muffins caught my eye because a) they sound incredible, and b) I just so happened to have some leftover ricotta that I shoved in the freezer. Win-win! Or rather, win-win-win, because these muffins turned out amazing.

Cannoli Muffins

A little bite of Italy in the morning

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