So today B, Smalls, and I are going to eat lots of food, including these Hyrule and Lorule pumpkin muffins, and then play "Zelda" for the rest of the day on our 3DSs and with a bubble sword. Thank you Nintendo and "The Legend of Zelda" creative teams throughout the years for being so wonderfully awesome.
"A Link Between Worlds" game guide & framed lithograph from Prima Games.
Hyrule & Lorule Triforce Pumpkin Muffins
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree, plain, solid packed
1/3 Cup Canola Oil
2 Large Eggs, beaten
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
Powdered Sugar (for the top decorations)
Regular, 12 Cup Muffin Tray
Sifter or Fine Mesh Strainer
Triforce Sugar Templates
(print, preferably on card stock, & cut out)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl whisk together the flour & baking powder. In a large bowl whisk together all of the other ingredients, except for the powdered sugar, until they are fully incorporated & smooth. Pour the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture & stir until just combined.
2. Spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray & scoop the batter into each muffin cup equally until no batter remains. Swirl the tops of the batter in the muffin pan with a clean index finger so that the muffins all uniform & no longer lumpy. Place the pan in the oven on the center rack & bake for about 20 mins or so, or until the muffins are nicely puffed up & golden brown & a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool for a few minutes, & then gently twist & lift each muffin out of the pan & place it on a wire rack to cool completely.
3. Print & cut out these Triforce templates. One by one, place a muffin on a plate or cutting board & then place one of the triforce templates on top of the muffin in the center. Hold a sifter or a fine mesh strainer directly over the muffin with template & spoon in a little bit of powdered sugar. Tap the sifter so the sugar falls down, evenly coating the top of the muffin. Carefully remove the template from the muffin & place the decorated muffin on a serving tray or plate. Blow or tap the powdered sugar off of the templates after each use. Make 6 Lorule muffins (using the circle & upside down triforce) & 6 Hyrule using the regular triforce. If you need to fix any of the powdered sugar designs, use a toothpick. Important note: If you store the muffins in a plastic container, they'll get moist & the designs will disappear (if you already put the designs on). Let the muffins sit out for a little while before applying (or reapplying) the powdered sugar.
* Try my "Skyward Sword" Pumpkin Soup! *