What is that, velvet?

Oh holy hell!  These light pillows of sweet loveliness are all that is right in the world.

The title of today’s blog is a throw back to Seinfeld.  Remember that episode when George wore a velvet jumpsuit?  Yes, that’s right, I’m that old that I’m referencing Seinfeld.  It’s just a brilliant show all around!  Anyway I thought of the quote, “What is that, velvet?” because that is exactly what this batter is, velvet.  It is silky smooth, light, and velvety.  And oh so pretty.

Seriously, you have to make these!  The brown sugar glaze is more like a salted caramel syrup.  That saltiness mixed with the sweetness of the butterscotch is perfection.  Yes, you will gain weight just looking at them but every caloric filled morsel is worth it.

Notes:  The batter made 30 muffins rather than 24, and there is an overabundance of glaze (which will be a fabulous topping for vanilla ice cream later – yes, that’s how I roll).  Also, I baked these for a few minutes less than what was called for and I’m glad I did.  They cooked very quickly.

Oh and in all of the sweet recipes I make, I use far more vanilla than called for.  I believe vanilla is magical, and therefore I overuse it.


Butterscotch Muffins with Brown Sugar Glaze (recipe care of whatshouldimakefor.com)

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Butterscotch Muffins: 4 oz butter melted and cooled, 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups all purpose flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp kosher salt, 2 cups buttermilk, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 package butterscotch chips 11 oz

Brown Sugar Glaze:  6 Tbsp unsalted butter, 2/3 cup light brown sugar, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 cup heavy cream

Butterscotch Muffins:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the melted butter, oil and sugars in a large mixing bowl and beat for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and add one third to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until just combined. Add one cup buttermilk and mix until combined. Repeat alternating flour and buttermilk, ending with flour and mixing just until combined after each addition. Stir in vanilla and butterscotch chips. Divide batter into muffin tins lined with paper liners and bake about 25 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove muffins and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Brown Sugar Glaze:  Melt butter over medium heat in a small saucepan and stir in brown sugar. Cook about 5 mins until sugar is completely dissolved. Add salt and heavy cream and cook about two more mins. Drizzle over cooled muffins.

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