Recipes in this book have a "What This Recipe Shows" section giving you things to take note of and hopefully learn. I'll share some of that with you, hoping that it will help you understand the spectacularness. (Yes, I tend to make up words. It's ok.)
- Roasting nuts enhances flavors.
- Crisp, sweet Fuji apples hold up well in baking.
- Oil helps make muffins moist.
- Baking at a high oven temperature produces a better peak on the muffins.
- Whipped cream add moisture and great flavor, and gives the muffins a softer texture.
These treats aren't the healthy, boring, tasteless, bran muffin type muffins. They're the sinful, delicious type you dream about. With canola oil replacing some of the eggs, buttermilk and whipped cream they are moist and tender. That's right, whipped cream! Hand (or machine) whipped, by you, in your kitchen. No extra chemicals or goop in there, just good heavy cream and a little elbow grease. Aside from all that they also contain roasted walnut pieces, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, apples and .... are you ready for this? .... English toffee bits! It says right here in the recipe "available in bags near the chocolate chips." I had trouble finding them but that must have been because i had my eyes closed. They were right in front of me, just below eye level. Haha, I had a good laugh at myself, standing in the store, staring blankly at the chips section.
I wish you could smell and taste these but until technology catches up to my dreams pictures will have to do.