Thursday, September 2, 2010
It's hard to explain what these muffins taste like, but I can tell you how I felt when I first bit into one.
I was speechless. It was almost a spiritual experience biting into this muffin - it was THAT good. I never wanted to stop. It was sweet and nutty, with a balanced whole grain flavor and a distinctive richness from the teff flour and brown butter. The spices in the topping gave the plainer batter a twist.
I will be making these muffins again, and again, and again. I never cease to be impressed by the recipes in Good to the Grain - if you've noticed, I hardly bake anything else at all, but I don't even want to. I have a reasonable stash in the freezer already, but as soon as I run out, making a new batch will jump to the top of my to-do list. This is one I will NOT mess with.
The crushed hazelnut, sugar and spice topping makes a bit extra, so I saved it and used it to top oatmeal - yummm :)