Sunday, September 21, 2008

Double chocolate and allspice crumb muffins

At my office, we take turns bringing in breakfast on Thursdays. This week it was my turn, and I decided to make these double chocolate and allspice crumb muffins from Dorie Greenspan's baking book.

First up was this recipe for double chocolate muffins. I only had milk chocolate on hand, so that's what I used. The muffins were quite good, but they would have been even better with the bittersweet chocolate that the recipe specified. I also increased the amount of chocolate chunks to get a muffin with a little more texture.

Next, I made these allspice crumb muffins. This is a fairly simple muffin, with a generous streusel topping. The allspice provides a background note of spice, but is not overpowering at all.

Both muffins were very well received. One of my coworkers commented that they had a great texture and weren't greasy at all, like store bought muffins can be. I don't have to bring breakfast again for a few months, but when I do, I may be turning to Dorie's book again! Everything I've made from from the book has been great.

9 comments:

susan said...

wow, those muffins look so yummy! especially the one with the streusel topping!

Savvy Mode SG said...

yummmmmy.

Judy said...

I love chocolate muffins. These look yummy. Mixing bittersweet chocolate and cocoa produces more of a deep chocolate flavor.

Susan said...

How delicious is that?!? Spice muffins are probably my favorite. And with chocolate? Great for the cool weather ahead here.

alexandra's kitchen said...

ok, i am sold. I have to buy Dorie's baking book. I have heard and seen too much deliciousness stemming from that source. these look yummy!

KJ said...

Dorie is ever reliable. I have never been let down by one of her recipes yet. As for these muffins, they look great. I like struesal topping for that extra crunch.

Kim said...

I have checked Dories book out of the library a few times. This is going on my must buy list. Thanks for sharing, they look good.

Annie said...

Ok, if I worked at your office I would never miss a Thursday! Not if you bring muffins like that every week. I take one of each! :)

Jaime said...

yum! i love anything w/a streusel topping