First, I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! I hope everyone had as fabulous a day as I did. The husband and toddler spoiled me rotten. It was wonderful 🙂
This is my first week participating in the Sweet Melissa Sundays baking group. The idea of the group is to bake every recipe in The Sweet Melissa Baking Book and share our thoughts and mouth-watering pictures. I only wish I had joined at the beginning…I missed some great recipes, although I do plan to go back and try quite a few. I’m hoping this challenge will inspire me to bake more often, and bake things outside of my comfort zone of basic cookies and boxed cake mixes.
On to the recipe…this week’s recipe was for Orange Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Crumble and was chosen by Chaya of My Sweet and Savory. All I can say is wow. The muffins themselves are delicious with plenty of blueberries and a nice orange flavor as well. They are taken to a whole new level of delicious with the addition of the pecan crumble. Serioulsy yummy. I almost cut back on the orange zest as the husband seemed skeptical about the flavor combination, but decided to follow the recipe as written. Good thing I did, because the first thing he said after taking a bite was, “Damn, these are good!” Muisc to my ears. To get the recipe, check out Chaya’s fantastic blog, or better yet, buy the book! To see how the other SMS bakers did this week, check out their blogs here.