Baking and the like

Lemon Raspberry Muffins, gooey (which is strange for a muffin) and dense

Occasion: Gang’s going away breakfast picnic  (which was rained in)
Thoughts:   Good fresh out of the oven, but when you store it, obviously the juice from the raspberries makes the surrounding dough soft and gooey.  Which is a weird texture in the middle of a muffin.  Next time, I’m going to use a dried fruit, rather than fresh ones.  Also, the muffin was more dense and oily than I would have liked.  Definitely room for improvement.
Recipe(s):  LOL, I don’t remember the recipe, so I guess no room for improvement.

PUMPKIN EXTRAVAGANZAa! All from one can of pumpkin purée (okay, one large can of pumpkin puree)

Pumpkin crumble muffins, pumpkin-y deliciousness

Occasion: Sailboat weekend! (too bad only half of us on the boat liked pumpkins lol)
Thoughts:   Good out of the oven and when stored for a few days.  The crumble on top adds the extra yummy/crunchy/sweet topping.    The muffin itself was really fluffy and pumpkiny.
Recipe(s): Everything except the cream cheese filling (which most reviews said wasn’t very detectable anyways)  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/pumpkin-cream-cheese-muffins/detail.aspx

Pumpkin Cream Pie, basically a creamy pumpkin cheesecake

Occassion: More for sailing! And using up pumpkin puree
Thoughts: Really good texture, but a bit too pumpkin-y?  Or vanilla-y.  I couldn’t put my finger on it.  The crust and idea were pretty awesome, but one flavor was off in the execution.  Although, one of our non-pumpkin-eating friends ate a slice and said it was good!  So you tell me?  What does that mean?
Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/pumpkin-cheesecake-bars-3/detail.aspx

Pumpkin Mystery Lumps, surprisingly yummy and fluffy

Occassion: Sailing sailing sailing
Thoughts: Awesome texture – like a muffin top (not the kind on your hips).  Really soft (lighter than the muffins mentioned previously) and great pumpkin taste without being too pumpkin-y or sweet.
Recipe:  Leftover baking ingredients leftover from accidentally doubling the quantity on the two previous baked goods + 1 tsp baking soda.  Dump it onto a baking sheet at 350 deg C for 10 minutes.

Blueberry oatmeal coconut bars, delicious buttery-ness

Occassion: Michelle’s going away shindig
Thoughts: So yummy.  But SO buttery.  One of the most buttery things I’ve baked.  But it was a hit with everyone who ate it. So my conclusion is now that of Paula Dean’s : the more butter, the better the taste.  Too bad I have an aversion to butter.
Recipe: Not sure, but I think it was this or very similar

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/pumpkin-cheesecake-bars-3/detail.aspx

And so the goodbyes continue.  This is the card for Laura (yay! for NYU):

and for Michelle (yay! for Western)

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One Response to “Baking and the like”
  1. Amy Kan says:

    YUMMY!!!! You’re so creative.

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