andrew's Profile

From: Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Joined: February 1st, 2009

About me: Welcome to Cookbooker! I've been cooking for years, and right now I'm especially interested in baking - artisan bread, pizza and various treats.

Favorite cookbook: Ad Hoc at Home

Favorite recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies


Latest review:

January 6th, 2013

Blueberry Muffins from Bouchon Bakery

These were okay muffins, but nothing special. I'd been led by the instructions to believe they would be something out of the ordinary - they have molasses, honey, lots of butter, and rest in in the fridge... read more >

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The Pan Chancho Cookbook

By Yanovsky, Zoe
Bookmaker's Press Inc - 2006

15th September 2009

Apple Ginger Muffins : page 36

These were a little disappointing. The recipe sounds good: "Apples mingle with the warm flavour of ginger". But they didn't quite work.

First, they were not quite sweet enough. 1/3 of a cup of brown sugar for 8 to 10 muffins (we actually got 12 modest-sized ones) is not much at all. Though there's some apple juice in there, it doesn't sweeten them that much. I'll try them again sometime and either increase the sugar to 1/2 cup or add 1/3 cup of white sugar to see how that helps.

Secondly, the ginger flavour was not terribly strong. We didn't have crystallized ginger for the muffin tops, but even so the body of the muffins wasn't terribly gingery. 1 and 1/2 tsp of ground ginger is likely too little.

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