Scuffin? Now there is a word I have never seen or heard–that is only a recent trip to California when I saw—and tasted—a scuffin in a coffee shop.
We were visiting relatives, and one of our day trip took us to Novato, California. This city has a wonderful downtown area with shops, restaurants, and at least one coffee shop.
We stopped off at Dr. Insomniac’s Coffee and Teas for a quiet place to catch up with one of my wife’s relatives. The shop’s display case contained many pastries including something called a scuffin.
When I got back to Colorado, I researched this unique treat.
The scuffin is part scone and part muffin. The hybrid pastry has an arid crumb-like texture of a scone but has the shape of a muffin, and is made in a muffin tin.
The cooking.nytimes.com/recipes website called it a frankenpastry — part scone, part muffin and, like a doughnut, filled with jam.
I had the pumpkin and cream cheese variety.