Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Buttermilk Crumb Muffins

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is for Buttermilk Crumb Muffins. Alisa of Easier than Pie is this week’s host and you can get the recipe for these muffins by visiting her blog. I think these muffins have endless possible variations, although I stuck to the recipe completely. You’ll certainly want to check out the Tuesdays with Dorie site to see all of the links left by the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers.

It seems like all of the TWD recipes lately have been very labor intensive, and I am so glad that this recipe was simple. I just don’t always have an entire day to devote to making a recipe. I guess I wish I had that much time, but I don’t! This recipe just takes a couple of minutes to put together and bakes up quickly, so I was so happy. I used the food processor to cut in the shortening, that just saves time. I don’t think that I have ever cut in shortening before, or it’s been a long time since I have. This is a very old-fashioned recipe, so I guess shortening is more old-fashioned than butter? I don’t know.

I bought actual buttermilk to make these, rather than using soured milk, but other than that it takes ingredients that you probably have on hand. Now I have to find recipes to use up buttermilk! I thought about adding something to these, as they seem so plain, but I wanted to try then just as they are.  I really liked them just the way they are, they are sweet and have a nice crunch from the crumb topping. These muffins are proof that less is more, and you don’t really need to have a lot of ingredients to make an excellent treat!

Recipe from Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan, page 207


Cindy said...

Your muffins looks beautiful! They really did have a great flavor. But mine resemble the Grand Canyon!Pretty sad at my housed.

Flourchild said...

They look perfect! I loved them and really love the buttermilk. I don't know what it is with bm and me! Love it! Im glad you enjoyed the muffins!!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Nicole, your Buttermilk Crumb Muffin looks wonderful - this was a fun and easy recipe, I agree and I enjoy baking with buttermilk as well, makes the baked goods moist and just a bit tangy. Thank you also for visiting my blog and your lovely comment! May I suggest a Buttermilk Pie for the leftover buttermilk - I will make one tomorrow - that way I get to use some of the fresh nutmeg I bought as well! And the recipe is easy too.
Have a good week!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

You made beautiful muffins! They were very good and old fashioned in flavor. You can make so many things with buttermilk like biscuits, pancakes or any cake that calls for yogurt.

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Your muffin looks tasty!!! My first thought is buttermilk biscuits to go with soup or stews -weather is to be rainy this week.

But Andrea's suggestion of buttermilk pie sounds intriguing.