August 14th, 2011

Orange Spice Muffins

delicious with raspberry jam

Yesterday: Cool? Why wait until they're cool? Today: Why does my throat hurt?

The other day when my kitchen was filled with glorious natural light (the combination of hazy Western Massachusetts skies and houses being so freaking close together just does not work), I made that wonderful Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad for lunch.  These muffins preceded it for breakfast.

They are based on these gorgeous muffins by Pinch My Salt, but for some reason mine just did not come out looking nearly the same.  This could be because I did not have flax seed meal or walnuts, but I don’t think that would make that big of a difference.  Maybe because I used spelt flour in place of the flax seed meal (to keep the same amount of dry ingredients, not because they’re anything alike)?

Orange Spice Muffins

They're not very pretty...but they sure were good!

Who knows.  All I know is that ugly as they were, they were very good and The Grump and my coworkers enjoyed them.  I highly recommend you take a little trip over to Pinch My Salt & try her recipe, as posting my version would probably net you the same less-than-pretty results.

On a side note: that platter in the above photo? That is part of the “Plum Blossom” set that belonged to TG’s grandparents and he inherited.  We shipped it to ourselves while we were in California last month.  Some pieces broke en route which saddens me quite a bit as this pattern is no longer in print and it’s gorgeous! I love earthy, Japanese designs.

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