Giant muffins here I come!
Updated: September 5th, 2011
Today I’m going to gush about my new kitchen toy: a giant muffin pan!
I think that most vegan chefs worth their cupcakes already knew about these pans. But it’s taken me a while to catch on. Back in 2006 in Toronto, I discovered the giant date and yam muffins at Urban Herbivore in the Kensington Market.
I was in awe of the giant muffins Urban Herbivore made. Giant is even an understatement. Their muffins are so big and dense you could eat half for breakfast and be full until lunch. But I often wondered how they got their muffins so big.
Then, a few weeks ago, while in a Vancouver-based kitchenwares store called Ming Wo, I found an industrial kitchen muffin pan by Chicago Metallic.
Tonight I made the pumpkin muffin recipe Isa posted on the PPK. It’s a great recipe, though it could use about 1/2 cup less sugar. And it’s totally not suited to giant muffins, though that’s what the recipe was designed for. The muffins are very moist, owing to the 1 cup of pumpkin puree in them. They don’t stand up so well on their own since their huge tops make them top-heavy. Besides this, I highly recommend these muffins. The flavour really hits the cozy spot this time of year.