Tuesday, March 25, 2008

J.'s Dark Chocolate Beet Muffins

J. made the dark chocolate muffins from Nicole's Pinch My Salt. Beet count is now at 5 CSA boxes in a row, so J. actually didn't use up her share of the beets even after doubling the recipe. The muffins were very good and I wouldn't have known there were beets unless someone told me. Blind taste tests (that's what co-workers are for) resulted in a lot of, "What's that? I can't put my finger on it," but no one guessed beets. Between the beets and the whole wheat flour, it tasted a bit like a chocolate bran muffin.

Extra flour was accidentally added, so the muffins were a bit dry. D. thought more chocolate chips would have completely disguised that slight "bran-y" aftertaste. Beets and chocolate are definitely a surprising combination and the muffins had a lovely red tinge to them.

Thanks, Nicole! It's a great recipe!

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Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so glad you gave the muffins a try, I think you might be the first to make them besides me :-)

Meandering Eats said...

They were an excellent use of beets! Thanks again!

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