Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TWD: Blueberry Muffins


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection is Blueberry Crumb Cake, chosen by Sihan of Befuddlement. I bought the ingredients for this recipe early last week and was excited to make it. But somehow all of these other baked goods ended up in our house. Cheesecake, brownies, cookies... I don't know where they came from. Actually, that's a lie. I made them. The cheesecake was for a get-together that never actually ended up getting to the get together (long story). And the brownies were for another get-together in which we ended up with leftovers. So there are already way too many baked goods in our house.

I contemplated skipping... but then I remembered my husband's office. I hadn't sent anything to work with him in a while. And the ingredients were just sitting there. How could I not make it? So I decided to make Blueberry Crumb Muffins, instead of the cake. Easier to pass muffins around at work, is what I figured.


So the recipe came together really easily. I made 12 muffins and baked them for about 25 minutes. I had a ton of the crumb topping leftover and it's currently sitting in the fridge. I haven't really figured out what I'm going to do with it, but suggestions are welcome!

And then I started washing all of the dishes. And I'm now on incident number two that involves me bleeding as a result of a TWD recipe. I was very unsuspectingly washing the blade to my food processor when it slipped and sliced open my thumb. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. I could say ouch a few dozen more times, but I'll spare ya. I've led a fairly boring life when it comes to injuries. I've never broken a bone, never had stitches, and before I gave birth to my son, had never had an overnight stay at the hospital or even an IV. And I had two brothers... so I'm not sure how I managed that. But yesterday I reeeeally sliced myself like never before. I wrapped my thumb up in a towel and held it over my head to try to stop the bleeding. I frantically called my husband saying, what do I do? And then when he really didn't have a good answer, I called my sister who's a nurse and said, what do I do? I think I over-reacted a little. It finally stopped bleeding and I've been applying neosporin like it's going out of style. And I'm pretty sure we're about to run out of band-aids.


But I think I'm going to survive. It's a good thing or else I'd never have gotten to eat one of these DELICIOUS blueberry muffins. Gosh, they're good. Go visit Sihan's site for the recipe. Stat!

16 comments:

Steph said...

I'm glad you ended up making these. Sometimes it feels like we ahve an overabundance of baked goods too, but I'm always tempted to bake more! Smaler portions really help. I hope your finger is doing ok. I've never had a bad cut before, although I have had 3 fractures.

Elyse said...

Mmm, the muffins look fabulous. I'm sure your husband's office will be appreciative!! I'm sorry about that nasty cut of yours...I hate it when your kitchen appliances start attacking you!!

Jill said...

Your muffins look great, and you were smart not to use all the crumb topping - my topping got out of control. I hope your cut heals soon. Food processors are dangerous!

Maria said...

I will have to try the muffins! I love the topping!

Cathy said...

Oh, your muffins look perfect, and I love these as muffins. I want to do it that way next time. We could totally sit down and share war stories about kitchen injuries. I am so sorry about the food processor blade -- that had to be very painful. I cut myself hard with a knife the other week -- those finger cuts just bleed and bleed. I started crying, not even from the pain (although it really hurt) but because I just get so tired of these mishaps sometimes. Oh well -- glad you are on the mend!

Jessica said...

The muffins look wonderful! I'm sorry that you cut yourself. I am the biggest baby when it comes to hurting myself at all and I hate cuts in the kitchen. Finger cuts bleed a lot too and they're scary. I hope it heals up quickly!

vibi said...

Well... thank goodness you didn't end up making finger crumb cake!

I hope you are healing well and that the cake was of good comfort! LOL

Very nicely done... just try not to hurt yourself in the process next time! We enjoy you in one piece...

chocolatechic said...

What to do with leftover crumb topping??

Aside from just eating it straight out of the bowl, you could toast it in the oven and sprinkle it on ice cream.

Make another cake.

Or just eat it out of the bowl.

Heather said...

YUM! that looks so, so good! i love blueberry muffins. they're one of my favorite muffins ever!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm sorry you were cut! Hope it's feeling better. The muffins look scrumptious, blueberry ones are my favorite!

Jules Someone said...

Sorry you got wounded! But I'm glad you found a new favorite!

Tami said...

I made muffins, too. Yours looks great!

Pamela said...

Ouch! I hope your finger is feeling better! The blade of my FP is always scary for me. I'm always worried some little hands are going to happen upon it when it's being cleaned. Yikes! The muffins turned out nicely, that's for sure. Take care.

Karen said...

Ouch!!! Sorry you cut yourself! that is horrible!
Glad these turned out so well even though you caused yourself bodily harm making them!

TeaLady said...

Well, I could tell you that the crumb is good as a finger food, but then that wouldn't be nice since it IS all butter and sugar.

Your muffins look really super moist and delicious.

Cakebrain said...

yummy looking muffins! the tops look delectable!