Friday, November 20, 2009

Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Do you remember those Terry's Chocolate Oranges, rich and chocolately and orangey and unfortunately not vegan? Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins {page 410} is like a Terry's Chocolate Orange's muffin-sister.

Orange and chocolate are a match made somewhere even better than heaven, and what better place to showcase these flavors than in a muffin? The muffin derives its orangey flavor both from orange juice concentrate and fresh orange juice. I used dark chocolate chips because I was going for a rich chocolate flavor. The muffin is topped with a chocolate streusel, which I used dark chocolate cocoa powder for. These muffins truly tasted amazing.

Two small gripes with the muffins: First of all, the cooking time seems to be off. They were very overdone when I got them out at the prescribed time. Generally I start watching my baked goods about 5 minutes before they're set to come out of the oven, just to make sure that they don't overbake. This time, however, I trusted the recipe and got in the shower. So, the overdoneness could very well be my error. Secondly, the muffins stuck horrifically to the wrappers. Every time one was peeled, you lost about half of the muffin to the wrapper. In the future, I would spray the muffin tin and just skip the wrappers all together. I get so mad when paper steals my nummies!

Overall, I would recommend these muffins strongly, but watch them carefully in the oven, and don't use paper wrappers!

-- Your Friendly Neighborhood Batgirl

1 comment:

  1. Terry's Chocolate Oranges you say? I have been wanting a vegan one of those! This recipe caught my eye too.


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