This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Christine of Happy Tummy. She picked Dorie’s Great Grains Muffins which are located on pages 8-9 in Baking: From My Home to Yours.
Holy Crap!!! I actually have all the ingredients I need…well sans prunes, but I have plenty of other dried fruits (cranberries, cherries, blueberries, apricots, orange flavored cranberries, golden raisins, etc.) Now I just need to decide which dried fruit to go with.
At first, I was stuck on apricots and then at the last moment I decided to go with cranberries. I decided to put an entire cup of cranberries in because who doesn’t want plenty of cranberries in their muffins. I only changed two other things about the recipe, 1) I sprinkled the tops of the muffins with sugar, and 2) I baked these at 350°F for 20 -25 minutes. I changed the baking time and temperature because lately when I have baked any muffins at 400°F they got WAY too brown on the bottoms. So I opted to be on the safe side, and they turned on fantastic.
I ate one of the muffins after it had cooled for a couple of minutes and it was still warm and yummy. The addition of the sugar on top gave it a nice sweet crunch and the dried cranberries added a nice tartness. With all the grains in the muffin the only one that stood out to me was the cornmeal because it gave the muffin a nice nutty crunch on the outside, reminiscent of a piece of cornbread. I will definitely be making these muffins again 🙂