“An apple is an excellent thing — until you have tried a peach.” George du Maurier (1834-1896)
I’ve been feeling slightly ashamed about the fact that summer is nearly over and I’d so far failed to bake with any of the luscious fruit around at the moment. So big thanks to Jovonn (of Peach County, Georgia..brilliant) for putting things right by choosing fresh peach muffins as this week’s SMS bake.
It seems some of the other SMS bakettes found these muffins a bit dense and lacking in flavour, but I was pretty happy with ’em – although I’m not sure how valid my view is if we’re talking about the original recipe, because I pretty much butchered it. I threw in 1/2 cup more peach, 1/4 cup chopped pistachios and 1 cup white chocolate chunks. I also attempted to top these off with a pistachio brown-sugar crumble but as you can tell from the pictures, that didn’t really work out.. As usual, I overfilled the muffin cases (yeah, I still haven’t learned my lesson..) so the tops kind of exploded over the sides.. and the crumble went along for the ride too apparently, spreading out so far that I was just left with random blobs of brown-sugar.
So these beasts might not look very attractive, but they were tasty, I swear.. tasty enough for me to manage 3 in one go. As for second opinions – the sweet-hater had only 1 (he’s not keen on pistachios or white chocolate) and the lovely RA I’m working with for my thesis had 1 too, but only because that’s all I brought her. how stingy of me, sorry Hannah!
Head over to The Givens Chronicles if you’d like the recipe, posted by our lovely hostess Jovonn, and check out all the lovely, muffin-shaped specimens the other SMSers baked up.. in contrast to my mushrooming monsters..