Forever Nigella #2 : Seduced by Chocolate - Nigella's Chocolate Chip Muffins With Special Ingredient!
Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding.
I tried everything - good quality dark (plain) cocoa powder, plain choc chips - just to boost the assault on the tastebuds. And then I discovered it - and that added ingredient was..... espresso powder! Sprinkle one heaped teaspoon of espresso powder into the dry ingredients before mixing with the milk mixture and although the muffins won't taste of coffee as such, they will have a rich "roastiness" to them that will knock the chocolate flavours up a notch. Try it. I still use plain choc chips and dark cocoa powder too.
Nigella made these on TV in her Feasts programme - it's not on nigella.com but the Food Network has the recipe on its website.
Eat them, as Nigella suggests: "with the warm breath of the oven still on them". Yum.