Monday, March 14, 2011

TWD: Citrus (Almost Currant) Sunshine Muffins

Certainly, I would have added currants, if I'd had them. They are a much better addition than raisins, to my mind. There was a box in the pantry, to be sure, but upon opening it, I discovered about one tablespoon of currants. Not enough to consider using.

I debated the pros and cons of various items in the pantry, then noticed a large milk chocolate bar from TJ's that was begging to be used. So, I carved off a largish pile of milk chocolate shavings to add to the muffins.

We thought it was the perfect combination with the orange juice (from Cara Cara and Blood Oranges) and the lime juice (no ripe lemons yet, only limes).

I should report that we liked these best on the second day. The citrus and chocolate flavors had mellowed quite a bit, making a mighty fine-tasting muffin.

This week's hostess was
Lauryn of Bella Baker.

More muffins can be found on the Tuesdays with Dorie website.


Kayte said...

Chocolate for lol, you know my opinion on that, but I will say this: your muffins look great. That is such a pretty plate they are resting upon!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

What does Kayte know? ;) I subbed chocolate, too, and they were fabulous! I'd love to try them with lime, like yours!

Tia said...

they sure do look sunny!

Cindy said...

Chocolate is always a great idea! I will have to hide the remaining few and try them tomorrow.

Peggy said...

At my house you would be in trouble for putting just a spoonful of currants back in the pantry! But replacing them with chocolate was a really good choice I bet. Very pretty muffins you have there.

Nicole said...

I love chocolate and citrus together, so I bet yours were great. They sure look good!

Cakelaw said...

Chocolate chips trump currants AND raisins! Choc orange = jaffa - yum!