Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No Joke! Gingerbread Muffins!

the story of these muffins told as i will surely tell it many times today:
So this is actually the second day in a row that i made these gingerbread muffins. Yesterday, as you can see in the blog below i made black berry muffins with black berries that my good friend andrew bought under the pretense that i would make him black berry muffins so.... yesterday morning when i was making those muffins it occurred to me that he would probably want more than just one or two since they were his blackberries and all. The thought of giving andrew multiple muffins leaving me with hardly any muffins to spread around to the general public was too much for this small vegan baker to bare. Therefore, it seemed totally necessary to bake an extra batch of muffins. It would have been easy to just reserve a muffin from the second batch and pass it off a today's muffin but fret you not, i have committed to this project and refuse to sacrifice its integrity under any circumstance. So hear a sit blogging at 1 am about a second legitimate batch of ginger bread muffins officially counting as my 1/20 muffin a day muffin! fists in the air for muffin making integrity everywhere!

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup "butter"
1 "egg"
1 cup molasses
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 salt
1 cup hottttt water

*preheat oven to 350

Cream together "butter", sugar, "egg" and molasses. In a seperate large bowl combine all the dry ingredients mixing well. Add hottttt water to molasses mixture. Add wet mix to dry and stir until smoth. (still trying not to over mix but more than you usually mix a muffin, no flour spots should be showing). Spoon into lined muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


  1. Oh, Cait. Thanks for your integrity and your sharing.

  2. I love ginger very much. I have been known to drop a cube of crystalized ginger into a ginger beer once in a while. This was even tastier than that.

  3. Best thing to find waiting for you at Donkey in the morning.

  4. Cait, so I finally made it to your blog after a month of delicious muffins. Bravo on a beautiful endeavor! Thank you for sharing your goodies with me in the mornings as I was working at Donkey. Every muffin was delicious, but of all the ones I tried I LOVED this gingerbread one. Good luck on your dancing month! Hopefully we'll still see you in Donkey!
    Thanks again!
    PS I saw that you did a pumpkin chocolate chip one. I've done this before but added fresh whole cranberries (they pop as they bake). It adds a nice tartness to an already delicious recipe.