The other day, I wanted to have a treat ready for the kids when they arrived home from school. So I decided to make a riff on Panera's Cobblestone Muffins. I've made something like this before, however that time I made it as a bread loaf with apples, which you can see here. This time I wanted muffins, BIG, flavorful muffins...But, I didn't have any yeast in the house, and I just didn't feel like running to the store for just yeast. Who am I kidding...a trip to the store for one think, would have turned into 22 things...am I right or wrong here? It's like the mystery of the disappearing socks...it just how it goes!
So, I improvised and made a dough similar to monkey bread dough. I only made 4 muffins, one for each of us, but they were big. If you were making normal sized muffins in a cupcake pan, this would yield 8-9 instead of 4 gigantic ones.
My kids and husband gobbled these down...and when I say gobbled, I mead inhaled, scarfed, destroyed & devoured these muffins. You get the picture...these were gone in a flash. I was kind of stunned at the carnage, then all happy and filled with love that my gift to them of a tasty treat was so well received.
Next time...I double the batch!