20 October 2009

TWD: Sweet Potato Biscuits

A bit of a placeholder post tonight, since there are some computer issues, but I'll go ahead and post my thoughts on time. Sadly, I couldn't not overwork these biscuits. The recipe is super easy, but it's very difficult to quickly incorporate the mashed sweet potatoes with the flour mixture. They didn't rise and were dense rather than flaky, telltale signs of overworking. They also ended up black on bottom after the minimum time, and I didn't love the taste. Oh, well.

13 October 2009

TWD: Allspice Crumb Muffins

Today's recipe, Allspice Crumb Muffins, was selected by Kayte at Grandma's Kitchen Table. I didn't think it was a fabulous recipe, but it was a good one. As with most struessel topping muffins, I ended up with extra streussel, but I piled as much on top of each muffin as I could. I did have a couple of oopsies, one being that the butter wasn't quite cool enough when I added the milk, so it solidified and I had to stick it back in the microwave to thin it out before adding to the batter. That didn't affect anything. I also misplaced my allspice, so my muffins had nutmeg in the crumb and cardamom in the muffin, which worked quite well. You can find out how all the other TWD bakers did at the Tuesdays with Dorie site.