the search for the great bran muffin
Thank god the search is over. I have been obsessed by this fact. Where have all the great bran muffins gone? i mean not super sweet, not heavy like hockey pucks, not chewy taffy, not blandola, not airborne with too much baking powder.. I mean I am talking this: light, nutty, grainy, easy to break off but not crumbly, beautiful golden brown, good heighth. So what was the trick?
I posted The best bran muffin recipe onGoogle and after many tries from All Cooks and epicurious, and all recipes and so on and so forth I spotted many conversation with the name La Brea Bran Muffins from Nancy Silverton. I tried them and now I am done. What a brilliant idea that she makes a raisin puree to add to the buttermilk and bran mixture.. It gives texture and juist the right added sweetness. How did she ever think of that?
I am going on a trip next week to New York and theses are so good that I am taking them with me.. No more muffin envy for me NO SIRREE!! Yippee. If anyone wants to know more about these. I will share..