Reverend Lovejoy’s Stigmuffins
Reverend Lovejoy: Hello, Simpsons. Care to try a sample from my new cookbook: Someone’s in the Kitchen with Jesus.
Marge: Mmm! These stigmuffins are to die for.
– Insane Clown Poppy
The Simpsons | Season 12 - Episode 3
Happy Easter! And what better way to celebrate the resurrection of some people’s lord and savior than by making a dessert related to a horrible form of torture and execution? That’s right, it’s time for some Stigmuffins! Before anyone gets offended by this recipe, please note that it was created by a Reverend, so that means it’s totally ok.
The episode featuring the stigmuffins doesn’t provide much insight into what this dessert is made of. The muffins are a light yellow/brown color, so I could safely assume they weren’t chocolate, chocolate chip or raisin – which is why I decided to make a basic honey muffin and then punch a big old hole in the middle. Because that’s the joke. Also, please make sure to use a good quality honey since this it the “star” of the recipe and so higher quality will result in a better tasting Stigmuffin.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup honey (don’t use the stuff from a bear shaped bottle please)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400F and add muffin liner cups to muffin pan. Combine flour and baking powder and set aside. Whisk egg for two minutes, next add sugar and honey. Then add melted butter and milk. Slowly add dry ingredients until mixture is well combined. Pour evenly into muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes.
Let muffins fully cool before removing muffin liner. Use a small puncturing device to poke a hole through the muffin; big enough to see through, but not big enough to destroy the structural integrity of the muffin.
The stigmuffins tasted really nice, not too sweet. Adding the hole did not add anything to the flavor, even though I was secretly hoping it would somehow make the muffin taste “divine”. It tasted the same, but now I had crumbs everywhere. Would recommend you make the muffins, wouldn’t recommend putting the hole in them unless you’re going to one of those crucifixion parties that are so popular with the young people these days.
Cromulence: 8 Info Cram 6000s out of 10
Reverend Lovejoy’s Stig Muffins Recipe From: Insane Clown Poppy (The Simpsons Season 12 – Episode 3)
I actually made these muffins (sans the hole in the middle) yesterday. They were in fact pretty good but I ended having to use just some cheap honey I had around due to circumstances and I feel that with better quality honey they would’ve been even better.
Regardless it was a fun exercise to make this recipe so thanks for doing it thus giving me the idea to do it for myself.
Glad to hear that! I do agree that using quality honey is the way to go and pretty much refuse to buy the low tiered stuff. Honey literally never expires, so treat yourself and buy the good stuff and then if you forget to use it for 20 years it will still bee there for you.
Well I didn’t personally choo-choo-choose the honey in question. Like I said, circumstances. And I am well aware of honeys reputable nigh immortality. People have found that stuff in tombs and the like I believe. Anyways if I ever do some serious cooking with honey I’ll probably get the higher tier variety.
And side note, we’re talking about honey and you said bee. Very funny. (Not to mention I had to scramble to work the choo-choo bit into my comment because of it.)
If you’re somehow implying that I don’t meticulously re-read and edit my comments then, uh, I don’t bee-lieve you.