Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TWD: Coffee-Break Muffins

I really like the smell of coffee. And I love coffee ice cream. But I drink "coffee". It has to have so much milk, sweetener, vanilla, and chocolate in it that it is virtually unrecognizable as coffee. I was sure this sweet, coffee muffin would be right up my alley.

These muffins were a snap to put together. The recipe calls for espresso powder and brewed coffee. I had both! To gild the lily just a bit, I added mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Coffee and chocolate do go so well together.


I tasted the batter hoping for a nice coffee punch. Hmmmm. The smell of the muffins baking in the oven was sweet and yummy, but there wasn't a lot of coffee wafting about. The taste was delicious. It was, however, lacking in coffee flavor. I know that from the "coffee" drinker, this might seem blasphemous. I really was expecting more of a coffee taste from these. Regardless, they were a hit. The Boy really liked them. The Girl liked picking the chocolate chips out of them.

I'm not sure that these hold a spot in my rotation. Then again, considering how I drink my "coffee", I just may find room for them. Thanks to Rhiani of Chocoholic Anonymous for choosing this one.

16 comments:

Cakelaw said...

LOL - I missed the momo on adding the chocolate chips, and I am sure that I'd have liked them better if I had done. Yours turned out great.

Clivia said...

I used espresso as my liquid coffee and that boosted the flavour. Yours look great.

Leslie said...

They did smell good while they were baking, but more coffee flavor is always a good thing. Your look terrific with the chocolate chips!

Flourchild said...

Im glad they were a hit! Im a coffee drinker but don't like coffee flavored food. I made mine with chai tea!

Pamela said...

The chocolate was just wonderful in these muffins. I can't believe you got one of your kids to eat one. Impressive!!

Mary said...

I will have to try the chocolate chips next time!

megan said...

Dunk the muffin into your coffee.

Problem solved! (at least, that's what I would do!)

Tia said...

very cute muffins and very cute white plate too. so feminine!

jillbert said...

Chocolate would be great in these. I didn't think they tasted much like coffee either, but I wondered if I didn't notice it because I like coffee.

Rhiani said...

I think you really have to brew the coffee strong (I made mine somewhere between double and triple strength) to get a good coffee punch on these. Of course I dressed mine all up, so who's to say how they would have tasted plain :)

I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Jeannette said...

your muffin's texture looks spot on!! mine were quite coffe-ish in flavor though, so maybe i just brewed triple strong coffee? :)

Jaime said...

i am like you...though i think you made a typo in the first line...you meant to say you're not a coffee drinker, right? :) i like mine just the way you do! lots of cream/sugar! your muffins look great...and thanks for the info on espresso powder, never knew it was that different from instant coffee powder

spike. said...

I've seen the not enough coffeee flavor from a few people. Mine was pretty strong but I brew my coffee pretty strong so that's probably why

Judy said...

I thought they were only mildly coffee flavored, so I think I'll boost both the espresso and the coffee next time. I, too, love coffee flavors, and have a bit of coffee with my cream and sweetener!

Beth said...

I still hope to try these muffins, but I'll look for an add-in. (Maybe chocolate!)

Kayte said...

LOL on The Girl and The Boy. We loved these, and I am not a coffee drinker. Guys here would love yours better with the chocolate chips tossed in, however. Need to try that next time.