Just back from suburbia, I am happy to report that fancy fast food pioneer Panera now serves Muffies.
Muffies are the top— only the top part that spills over the pan edge — of the pumpkin, banana nut, or chocolate chip muffin. Something like a soft cookie or flat cake, or a toupee for other muffins.
To hell with bottom dregs of the muffin, that work-a-day part that’s such a chore to eat. These soft, tender “fillet of muffins” show how entitlement can be as much about acquiring as discarding. More than anything, however, Muffies are an edible homage to the more familiar “dough-over-low,” the muffin top.