For October 21st, Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp chose,
Pumpkin Muffins on page 13 of Baking From My Home To Yours By Dorie Greenspan.
Canned pumpkin is not a common thing in Australia (as in I don’t think I have ever seen it). Australians love their pumpkin. Generally it is served as a savory accompaniment to a roast dinner. We have very different varities here (Queensland Blue, Jap and Butternut being the 3 most common). I prefer using the butternut in baking as it is the least prone to ‘stringy-ness’ and has a nice flavour. My hubby struggles with the notion of pumpkin pie to this day.
These were quick and easy to make. The pumpkin keeps them moist for a day longer than standard muffins. Dorie was right- these are great toasted (in the sandwich press). The nuts, pumpkin, sultanas and sunflower seeds make these a fairly guilt free pleasure.
One small concern is I could taste the baking powder in the background. I may try just a little less and see how that goes. Now go and check out the TWD blogroll and see all the other yummy muffins.