I just baked a fluffy, delightful hunk of a chocolate cake. And while my kitchen is currently filled with the sweet fragrance of cocoa, nevertheless our neighbourhood almost always wears this scent. The reason being is that we live next door to a chocolate factory. On a good day, (also known as a windy day) it is especially chocolaty smelling. It’s a Willy Wonka dream come true, minus those super creepy Oompa Loompas.
“I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragrant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden colour of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten.” – Jenny Colgan, Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams
These pull-away muffins are soft on the inside and golden-brown on the outside with the perfect amount of crunch. Add a generous drizzle of caramel, and you’re in heaven. These muffins make for the perfect breakfast treat and pair wonderfully with a cup of tea or a freshly brewed coffee.