Monday, October 13, 2008

Spiced Apple and Sour Cream Muffins

Spiced Apple and Sour Cream Muffins

These muffins from Kate Zuckerman's The Sweet Life did not last two hours at work. I almost wish i'd saved an extra one for myself. The recipe says to divide the batter evenly among 12 molds, but the batter yielded enough for 14-16. Kate has also made a note of this on her website.

The muffins were tender, nicely-spiced, and studded with moist chunks of sauteed golden delicious apples. The apples I picked up at the Oakland Farmer's Market were fantastic and held their shape well.

I'm trying to ease up on the baking before my trip. Paris in less than two weeks! Here's a map of places/eateries that piqued my interest. I have pages and pages of suggestions from friends/guidebooks/blogs, and i'm trying to narrow them down. I'll be leaving in plenty of unscheduled time too. When I vacation, my favorite thing to do is just walk around and look at things.


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9 comments:

Amanda said...

2 weeks?! I'm excited for you. An official Paris countdown has started... Have you made a list of all the place you want to eat/try? I wish I would've put a list together when I went but now I know what to do for my next trip across the pond :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i've made this recipe before--it's a good one! have a great time in paris--looks like you've already found plenty to keep you busy!

Snooky doodle said...

these look really nice and delicious yummy. It s a must try recipe :)

Astrid said...

Hi I read your blog regularly and enjoy it a lot. I just wanted to mention, you might want to visit professional cookware stores like Dehillerin or Mora, both of which are just North of Les Halles, or near the rue du Montorgueil, in the 3rd (or is it the 1st?) arrondissement. Watch out I think Mora closes for lunch on Saturday, or something similarly strange. Sorry to make your list even longer!

proofofthepudding said...

2 weeks?! Coincidentally, I'm heading to Paris in about 2 months!! For the first time!! I know, for a foodie it's unthinkable that I've never been. Aix-en-Provence, oui; Paris, non. You have to report back -- I'll be waiting for recommendations :).

proofofthepudding said...

p.s. I've made this recipe too -- love it.

Gretchen Noelle said...

These muffins sound delicious! I will have to try them!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I was there last year and you are making me feel nostalgic! :)
The muffins look delicious and so big!

Ana Elisa said...

Hi! I'm Ana, from Brazil, and I absolutely LOVE your blog. That muffin looks so amazing! It's been ages I'm trying to make blueberry muffins that get this golden crust on top. Mine usually get pale yellow and soft. Would you know can I achieve the same crust? I'm sorry if I'm rude by asking you something like that in the very first time I comment... I hope you don't mind... Congratulations on your lovely blog!
:)

Ana.