Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TWD - Allspice Crumb Muffins


Mmmmm ... who couldn't love a spicy muffin topped with a crispy, buttery streusel? And so it was for this week's Tuesday with Dorie challenge hosted by Kayte of Grandma's Kitchen Table, who selected Dorie's Allspice Crumb Muffins.


I included blueberries in my muffin batter because I had a punnet of blueberries that needed a home, and these muffins seemed the natural place for them.


Overall, these muffins were soft and moist with just the right amount of spice, and the biscuity streusel topping was good enough to eat on its own (which is what I did with the pieces that fell off the muffins on unmoulding).


Honestly, you can't go wrong with this muffin recipe, which is one of the best I have ever tasted.



To see what the other TWD bakers thought of these muffins, visit the
Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll. If you'd like the recipe, buy Dorie's book, or visit Kayte's site.

28 comments:

Food.Baby said...

I love how something so simple can taste so good. Adding blueberries was a great idea!

Palidor said...

I absolutely love streusel topping. What delicious muffins you made!

Jules Someone said...

Hmmmm. I didn't love it. I wonder if I missed something.... Glad it was such a hit at your house!

Clivia said...

Oh the bits of streusel are yummy! Blueberries is a great idea.

Tammy said...

blueberries would have been a great addition

pinkstripes said...

They were delicious!

Heather said...

yummy! i love muffins!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow, one of the best muffin recipes you've ever tasted? I must take note of this! :)

jillbert said...

What a great idea to add blueberries! I bet they were extra delicious.

Brenda said...

They sound delicious!
And a big call there to say they are the best you've tasted, must be really special

natalia said...

Ciao ! I wish I had added the berries too ! yours look so yummy !!

Nina said...

Great idea on the blueberries! Yours look wonderful!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

oooh, oooh - with streusel, too? Perfect!

Romaine said...

Blueberries...oh yes. Why didn't I think of that? I agree about the yummy topping. Best part.

chocolatechic said...

What a brilliant idea with the blueberries.

How did that taste with the allspice?

Kim said...

Blueberries! Yummy! I wish I would have thought of that. I think blueberries would take these to the next level and beyond.

muffinsareuglycupcakes said...

anything with streusel, i'll polish it!
heh :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I will eat anything with a strudel topping!

Jayne said...

Loved the streusel topping, too. And blueberries sound like a great addition.

Kayte said...

Oh, I think those blueberries sound very very nice with that crunchy topping. Going there soon, I promise. My favorite part each week is reading what people add or sub in the recipes...I file it all away for future reference! Yours look wonderful. Blueberries...what a great idea! Thanks for baking with me this week...always love to see what you are up to over here!

Jennifer said...

ohhhhhh, blueberries! Those sound So good!!!!

Susan @ SGCC said...

Your muffins look fabulous! What a great idea to add blueberries. A perfect match!

Babette said...

Love the idea of blueberries. Yummy.

margot said...

Ooh, blueberries were a great idea! I'm glad you enjoyed them, I thought they were fantastic.

berkshire said...

I made it but failed...

isa said...

I love that you added blueberries, that is a wonderful idea!
I agree about the topping - so delicious!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Susan, these were amazing, weren't they!

Thanks Palidor.

Hi Jules, try the blueberries - these were good with blueberries.

Thanks Clivia :)

Hi Tammy, an accident rather than inspired, but good.

Agreed Wendy.

Hi Heather, so do I!

LOL Lorraine - IMHO.

Hi Jill - definitely moist and juicy.

Hi Brenda - I am not always a huge muffin fan, but these were great.

Thanks Natalia.

Hi Nina, thanks.

Agreed Ghetti.

Romaine, wasn't the topping moreish??

Hi Tanya, I liked it - but I have eclectic tastes.

Hi Kim, I think adding fruit or berries of any kind would make these extra special.

I am with you MAUC.

Me too Duckie!

Thanks Jayne.

Hi Kayte, thanks for picking these - they were delish!

Thanks Jennifer.

Hi Susan, thanks.

Hi Babette, the blueberries were good.

Hi Margot, I agree with you!

Oh no berkshire!

Thanks Isa. Yes - the topping was fabulous.

limo hire said...

I made it for twice a time and they looks perfect...because of my mom is a cook and teach me...so i made it easily....