Here in the deep of winter, I continue to crave summer foods – namely light summer salads with tomato and fresh leaves of basil. I can’t help but feel like my body is getting shafted when instead of fresh produce, I feed it carbs instead.
What muffin would be appropriate for Thanksgiving week? Nothing less than a Turducken inspired one, of course! If you haven’t heard, the turducken has become a new Thanksgiving showstopper – it’s a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey.
For my muffins, I went the sweet route and chose cranberry, orange, and chocolate for my three layers of flavor. Cranberry is the inner most flavor because it’s tangy and sour, then comes chocolate, and finally, a refreshing citrus note with orange.
The chocolate muffin is the little black dress of the baking world. You can dress it up with frosting for a cupcake or you can dress it down and have it for breakfast with coffee. And like the little black dress, every baker needs a great chocolate muffin recipe – this one is my new favorite.