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TWD: Allspice Crumb Muffins

It’s been absolute ages since I’ve been able to participate in Tuesdays with Dorie [1]!  Between work responsibilities, my new gigs [2], family obligations and my travel [3] adventures [4], I’ve been playing a perpetual game of catch-up.  Last weekend, I found myself with a little time to breathe and snuck in some baking time to make this week’s TWD recipe, Allspice Muffins.  Boy, am I glad I did! 

The recipe, selected by Kayte of Grandma’s Kitchen Table [5], was ridiculously easy to make and the resulting muffins were fluffy, light and permeated with the heady fragrance of allspice.  The muffins themselves were were very simply flavored with the allspice, lemon zest and a touch of vanilla.  What really made them special was the buttery streusel crumb topping that finished them off.  Prepared with butter, brown sugar and yet more allspice, it was oh, so delicious!

I have to say that I wasn’t expecting these muffins to be a good as they were.  I’ve said many times that I’m more of a cupcake girl than a muffin maven.  But, when I bit into one of these sassy little beauties, I was smitten!

If you’d like to try making these Allspice Muffins for yourself, the recipe can be found in Dorie’s [6] book, Baking: From My Home To Yours [7], or on Kayte’s site [5].  Also, if you have a few minutes, make sure to check out the TWD blogroll [8] to see lots and lots more Allspice Muffins!