Tuesday, 21 October 2008

TWD: Pumpkin Muffins (with Pine Nuts)


I've come across quite a number of cake recipes suggesting that the cakes are best to be eaten the day after they're baked. But being the glutton that I am, do you think I would have the patience to wait? Of course not! As soon as my stuff are out of the oven and sufficiently cooled down, I'll rush to take a bite to have a feel on how it tastes like. However, it never fails to amaze me that certain cakes do taste better the next day. Dorie Greenspan's pumpkin muffin is one such example, even though she did not mention it in this particular recipe.

As I need to submit a post for TWD today, I baked a batch of pumpkin muffins yesterday evening, and I had two as supper later on. I didn't like the muffins then, I thought the taste was a tad bland and the pumpkin were not distinctive enough to leave a lasting impression.

However, my opinion of the said muffins changed just a short while ago. I was in the midst of writing up this post and I suddenly felt a bit hungry. I grabbed a muffin from the kitchen and I'm surprised that it tastes much better today. The muffin has developed a fuller flavour, and the spices definitely go well with the pumpkin. I had to delete all that was written before, and rewrite the whole post. ;-)

Anyway, Kelly who has chosen pumpkin muffins for this week's TWD event has posted the recipe, head over to her blog to have a look!

18 Comments:

Snooky doodle said...

they surely look beatiful and delicious. I really like the photo too. You re right some food tastes better the next day. Like chocolate cake. :)

vibi said...

Okay... not that your comments don't interest me, but I'm really curious as to whom this nice little tray went to! LOL (KIDDING)
Ohhhh... How I wish I had such breakfast trays brought to my bedside on Sunday mornings (sigh).
Pssst... my hubby's work number is 555-?$%/ LOL LOL LOL
Great Job, Piggy a.k.a G....

kim said...

glad you liked them better the next day! sometimes that happens with cakes, although i don't know enough yet to predict when it will happen :) lovely photo!

Y said...

Interesting! I've never heard of muffins tasting better the next day. Usually by then they've lost that certain just-baked aroma about them, which I love. These look very special indeed.

Lori said...

oh! too bad we didn't have any left for the next-day eating! i'll have to try that next time. great photos!

Candy said...

Ah great minds think alike! I used pine nuts too. Beautiful pics.

CB said...

I agree. I think it had different flavor the next day like the spices had time to combine or something. It was darn tasty! Beautiful picture :)
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Mallory Elise said...

hello piggy, that's a very pretty photo.

:)

Stardust said...

Eh greedy Piggy, I'm pretty sure that you won't wait.

I don't. Hahhhahaha!!!!

But I trust you and shall restrain my gloat over it, until the next day. =)

Sigh. Sometimes, I wish your photos are edible.

Leslie said...

Love your photo! Your muffins look delish with pine nuts. I'll have to try that variation too!

Engineer Baker said...

I find that anything with spices is better the next day - things just meld together a lot better by then. Nice looking muffins.

Katie Barlow said...

Your muffins look beautiful. I was definitely dissapointed at the lack of pumpkin flavor as well.Great job!

SiHaN said...

you were saying the flavors will develop? now i'm gonna get on my second one. hehe.

Amy said...

This is a beautiful picture! The best TWD pumpkin muffin picture I've seen!!

-Amy @ www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Lady Baker said...

I just found my way to your blog today-I'm relatively new at TWD...love all of your photography--and as I was scrolling down to admire it, I was happily surprised to see the middle eastern "pizzas" --- I love those!!

Amber said...

I love your whole tray set up, paper doilie, crocheted flower, it is just a very simple and peaceful photo. I just bought Dories book at Ross for $9.99 so I plan to join this week.

Marthe said...

Your photo is great, the muffins look delicious! How funny that you actually prefered them the next day!

Food For Tots said...

Not only muffin, some food also tastes good after cooling off and over night. Your muffins (n coffee) are so Gourgeous! Can I have a cup of coffee too? ;P