Friday, February 5, 2010
Being someone who takes an obscene amount of pleasure in eating, the best reward I can think of has to be edible. Today, to motivate myself to tie up my sneakers and actually participate in something close to exercise I chose to bake some yummy muffins that would be warm and ready for me upon my breathless return.
prep time: 17mins.
cooking time: 38mins.
taste: 3/5. The poppyseed was too poppin'.
I was hesitant to pour my 1/2cup of tiny onyx beads into the batter mix, but I stayed true to the recipe and proceeded - with my first mouthful, once the lemon-y tang from the sweet, viscous icing had subsided I anticipated the gorgeous acidic tropical tang from the passion fruit and orange to come through, but they didn't. All I got was the crazy crunching of the poppyseeds which seemed to make up 90% of the muffin. With each mouthful my heart sank - if I were blindfolded I wouldn't even guess these muffins had orange or passion fruit - only the lemon icing and poppy-base.
If you want to give these a go - because they do truly look gorgeous on the original post - I would decrease the poppyseeds to 1/4cup to let the fruits shine.
would I make it again: No.
recipe: Orange, passion fruit & poppyseed muffcakes