Thursday, January 3, 2013

A new year of the Avid Bakers Challenge

I'll be baking another year with the Avid Bakers Challenge and this time the choice of recipes don't come from a book, but from the King Arthur flour site. Ah, we envy the possibility to visit King Arthur or even to order online, but here in Europe we haven't got such a store and the shipping costs would  be way too much these days. Years back I ordered some things from KA, a very costly procedure indeed. Baking stuff have come more available these days, though still not like the goodies from King Arthur. Fortunately we can make use of their abbundance of recipes that are available on their site and no need to buy yet another bakingbook. So that's a good thing.

And another good thing is the recipe this first time:
  Panettone Muffins

These were lovely light, tasty, cakelike and moist muffins. We loved them. I did have some drops "Fiori di Sicilia"left from my order years back (stored as a treasure in the fridge)  and used that, love the stuff! I omitted the cake enhancer, as I didn't have that. The fruits were soaked in fruitjuice.

I divided the batter in 12, eventhough the cups seemed to be filled quite high. The recipe says to fill the cups "quite full", but I didn't know how full that was. I was afraid they might spill, but they behaved like angels and were perfect. So they didn't rise much, but still were very airy inside. The top stayed a little pale, but I resisted the temptation to leave them in longer and that way they were lovely and moist inside. A great recipe!


kitchen flavours said...

Lovely muffins! Your cupcake cases are very elegant! I would love to get my hands on a bottle of Fiori di Sicilia, but have not seen it around here before.
These muffins are delightful, I quite enjoyed these with a cup of warm tea.
Happy New Year and wish you all the best in 2013!

Becca said...

I love the cupcake holders, very pretty! I ended up with 15 cause I was like you, not sure how full to fill. You did a wonderful job and lucky you to actually have DdS on hand :)

Hanaâ said...

I love the cupcake wrappers. So cute!!! I'm glad the muffins were a hit :o)

Lara said...

I agree with everyone - the cupcake wrappers are adorable! What kind of sugar did you sprinkle on top, it almost looks like snow? Thank you for sharing them with us.

Coco said...

Beautiful pics! very professional

Chelly said...

Your muffins look great...especially love the cupcake wrappers. Nice!

hanseata said...

Your muffins look beautiful!
Where did you get Fiori di Sicilia in the Netherlands?

Lien said...

The FdS came with the order from KAF that I told about. Not in the NL for sale I'm afraid.