Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coffee Break Muffins (TWD)

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As a self-confessed coffee junkie, this week's Tuesday With Dorie recipe for Coffee Break Muffins is right up my alley. Rhiani of Chocoholic Anonymous is our hostess this week, and you can find the complete recipe on her blog.

I've been needing this additional boost of caffeine. Insomnia + catching up on DVR backlog = not a lot of sleep.
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Dorie goes bold with the coffee in this recipe. Strong brewed coffee plus a healthy amount of instant espresso gives these muffins its pep.

I thought these muffins needed a little something else, so I topped half of the muffins with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips.
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These muffins were super yummy! I actually enjoyed the plain muffins over the chocolate chip topped version. The coffee flavor is not shy, but it doesn't overwhelm. I particularly loved the texture of these muffins - a nice tight crumb, but not overly dense.

These babies will definitely make a repeat appearance at my breakfast table.

11 comments:

Clivia said...

Bold is a great way to describe the flavour. We loved these too.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Followed links, can't find recipe....

Flourchild said...

I loved the texture too! these muffins were super yummy! Yours look so tasty with the little mini chocolate chips on them!

Pamela said...

I added some chocolate, too. Your muffins look very pretty with the mini chips on there.

Tia said...

they are very attractive muffins indeed!

theblogisthenewblack said...

I can't wait to try these!!!

Rhiani said...

Great job, I think the chocolate chips make a nice visual touch on top.

Jeannette said...

they look simply amazing!! picture perfect domes!! glad you liked them!

Eliana said...

WOW - these look fabulous. My husband is a coffee junkie. So I will have to make these for him very soon :)

LimeCake said...

yum these look delicious! coffee makes everything taste good.

TeaLady said...

Not a coffee lover, but these were good - especially with a Tbl of cocoa.

Love he choco chips on top.

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