26 January 2011
Carrot muffin with Nutella frosting
Georgia told me last night about the post over at Smitten Kitchen for a peanut-chocolate Nutella-inspired spread: peanutella! So today I took a peek at the wonderful blog and OMG! Oh it looks soooo good and got me immediately searching the pantry for my bottle of Nutella. I was so happy that I had a bottle--in goes a spoon--hmmm hmm. I wanted to spread it on bread too (just like the Smitten Kitchen's post) but I finished all the homemade bread yesterday..... but I did have some carrot muffins that I baked last night.... hmmm carrot muffins and nutella? Could this work? Of course, anything slathered with Nutella has a high probability of being yummy, but it was superbly yummy! The Nutella did not mask the spicy muffin (as I had expected) but complemented it well. For the muffins, I used Ina Garten's carrot cupcake recipe cut in half (and added 1/2 tsp powdered ginger and zest of half a lemon).