From: SOME THE WISER
So…I found foodgawker. I found THESE on foodgawker. *sigh* Hello, my name is Christie and I’m addicted to food. Can I just say…the house smells AMAZING after baking a double batch of these. However, I’m not a huge fan of the glaze. I think I pinned a recipe with a chai glaze? And then there’s the one with the cream cheese glaze. So, here’s what I’m thinking; chai cream cheese glaze. Yup… I said it! CHAI CREAM CHEESE GLAZE!
I haven’t made it yet. It’s a Federal holiday which usually means I do some sort of cleaning. BUT I had a wild hair up you know where about doing SOMETHING with the can of pumpkin that’s been in the pantry since last fall. Thank MACY for canned goods.
Where was I…..OH cleaning. Yes on Federal Holidays I usually clean. This time it’s not THAT major since the mass cleaning of the last two months, but today the back’s a bit tired so I’ve not gotten as much done as I wanted. And I totally blame my back for not following the directions. Okay, for those that have actually READ this blog you’ll know that’s not entirely true. I’m NOTORIOUS for not following the directions.
I started to. I honestly did. It said to “sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.” Well, I did that. However, it doesn’t mention the sugar…anywhere. So…the first batch has none. They kind of taste like pumpkin biscuits. Kind of good, but they DO need sugar. I wasn’t going to make a glaze until this faux pas occurred. The second batch, I added the sugar to the wet ingredients. Something I saw on Alton Brown that has me adding sugar to my wet ingredients in almost all quick bread type recipes.
I didn’t taste that batch. I should because I messed those up, too. I forgot to combine the butter with the flour mixture. Yup! So, there I was trying to scoop out the pumpkin mixture so I could cut in the butter. They didn’t seem to be THAT affected in looks. I’ll have to check on the taste tomorrow and post an update. I have my own pic, too. Just have to load it somewhere so I can put it here, too.
OH! The glaze:
1 c powdered sugar
2 T milk
4 oz lowfat cream cheese
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cardamom
1/4 t ground allspice
1/4 t ground nutmeg