So, guess what - they went and blocked blog access at work. I get this huge warning sign whenever I try to visit any site that has the word 'blog' in it's address. The sign is visible like a mile away and sooo embarrassing... I mean, it' just a harmless food blog! Ok, I get it - work Internet access is purely for work purposes but give a girl a break, she needs to see all those lovely things people are cooking, drool a little, dream a little and return to working all energized!
Onto more positive things.... sweet stuff ofcourse :) I made Nicisme's fabulous Cappuccino Muffins this past Friday. I wont post the recipe here but encourage you to visit her lovely blog "Cherrapeno". The muffin recipe is very straightforward and super delicious and I say that with utmost confidence coz on Friday night, we had several friends over for dinner...9 of us and the recipe came to the rescue. ..The story is...Hubby and I came home late from work and had half the amount of planned time to cook dinner. Thus, we barely had a moment to think about dessert, forget starting it. Anyway, I had been drooling over the muffins and with a sudden burst of inspiration decided instead of serving just ice cream, I should make the muffin. I started just as people were wrapping up dinner. Batter was mixed quickly and while the muffins baked, I had the mascarpone ready and had pulled some icecream out of the fridge to thaw from it's rock hard state! 15 minutes were up and voila...the recipe yielded an amazing muffin (relabeled that evening as cupcakes). They do taste better warm (as Nicisme says) but are just as good at room temperature. The guests ate plenty and my husband and I too ate soo many over the weekend! Thanks Nicisme for sharing such a fab recipe.