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Saturday, April 02, 2005

Muffin voyeur


Orange Choc Chip muffins Posted by Hello

For the first time this morning, i sat at the cafe after i delivered my muffins, trying to look nonchalant as i sipped on a latte, watching out of the corner of my eye for my first muffin customer! (muffin voyeur at work)! I wanted to know who were the kind of people who were eating them - was it ordered with a look of glee, or absent mindedly, as an afterthought. Was it a temptation that they had caved in to on a Sunday morning, or all that they had wanted with their morning coffee. As it turned out, the first order came from a table that were too far away for me to know the 'negotiations' of the menu before it's eventual conclusion. I saw them being whisked out to 2 little girls, who were accompanied by their mindful parents. They had ordered the Orange Choc Chip muffins. i had made these as a complement to the lemon poppy seeds - one universally likeable, the other a bit more contemporary. I do believe lemon poppy seed muffins are for a certain 'type' of person. I imagine the literary types, the creative types - mostly female, well travelled, a little short of mainstream, possibly bohemian.

And the kids love Orange Chocolate chip muffins. And i'm begining to wonder whether it's the families with kids that end up being the end consumer of my midnight projects. In which case i could try expanding my experiments to include more chocolate based muffins - not coffee (parents don't approve of coffee for kids) - but definiely the 'fun' range. in fact, perhaps i should consider pastel iced 'cup cakes' and label them 'kids fun corner' for the families.
Another thought for another weekend...


p.s. these orange chocolate chip muffins were actually a disaster. They should not look like this - hardly detectable for its actual variety. They should look distinctly orange, with accents of chocolate chips - instead of a giant chocolate lump with strange odd coloured lumps in its midst.
Truth was that i had spooned in the batter into the muffin tins, pushed it into the oven, only to realise 5 minutes in that i had forgotten to add in the sugar. In panic, I had pulled the muffin tin back out of the oven, and dumped in the forgotten 3/4 cup of sugar, only to find that the choc chips had started melting into the batter to form a marbled effect. The end result was still pretty good (Taste wise), but certainly not the presentation! Lucky thing kids are forgiving.

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