Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Blogs@work & Cappuccino Muffins


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.

10 comments:

Jules said...
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Jules said...

I love the shape of the cakes and the icing. I've been eyeing up little cake tins like these for ages.

nicisme said...

Oh wow!! They look fabulous, I am so glad you enjoyed them. I must not let my boys read that you paired them with ice cream or you just know what's going to happen!
Sorry you lost your blog fix at work, that's just not fair!

Bellini Valli said...

I sneak a peak at blogs every now and again at work. How else am I going to find delicious recipes like this one:D

Kimberly said...

Mmmm... looks very tasty. I love the way you had the chocolate chips spread out like that. :)

Cynthia said...

I guess I understand about the no-blogging at work.

Dwiana P said...

it sounds fab "cappuccino muffins". The shape of the cakes look so cute too:)

Kate / Kajal said...

oh how terrible. how u ban blogs? evil ! everyone needs a few minutes of relaxation , even though it means staring at lip smacking food !
The cupcakes looks yummmie !

Emiline said...

Those look decadent!

Too bad about the giant warning sign that pops up when you're trying to read a blog. There must be some way around it!

M&Ms... said...

Jules - Nicisme original post got me inspired to go buy the mould :)

Nicisme - Thanks once again! Am a icecream lover so it's always around, handy...

bellini valli & emiline - I've now discovered I can look but can't comment but even to just look, have to click some hundred times before I get there...at home it is now!

Kimberly - thanks! :)

Cynthia / Kajal - i think i've made peace with it :)...no blogs at work it is.

Dwiana p - Thank you!