Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Chocolate Chunk Muffins
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was picked by Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles. She chose chocolate chunk muffins. I love Bridget’s blog and I’ve been following her baking and cooking adventures for a really long time. I knew she would pick something great and she didn’t disappoint. You can get the entire recipe for the muffins on her blog. Don’t forget to check out the links from the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers; they always come up with some interesting variations.
With trying to use up product purchased at the farmer’s market this past weekend, I’ve been baking up a frenzy so I decided to make half a batch of the muffins. I doubled the amount of chocolate chunks, since some of the other bakers said there were far too few of those. With half the recipe, I still made 8 muffins, but I did feel they had a good amount of chunks in them. I think the chunks really made all the difference.
I paired these with some blackberry jelly that I had left over from making a cake, and it was very nice together. Cherry would be good, too, but I always end up with quarter jars of all these different preserves, jams, etc., so it was nice to use something I already had. I think the bites of the muffins without chunks were a little bland, but when you got a nice chocolate chunk it added sweetness. These muffins were quick and easy and made for a good excuse to have chocolate for breakfast!
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 18