After a year-long hiatus, I had another shot at these pumpkin and spelt muffins. And I made some changes:
- I had a bottle of pear juice concentrate at the ready to substitute for the tedious hour and a half taken to reduce a litre of apple juice to syrup;
- Since the pear juice now lacked an opportunity to be infused with peppercorns, cinnamon sticks and coriander seeds, I blended in 1/4 teaspoon of each of these spices, ground;
- I folded in chopped 86% cocoa chocolate.
Adding minimally-sweetened chocolate to these soft, sticky muffins had just the effect I had hoped for. These muffins feel completely indulgent, break up my workday afternoon, and are a superior choice to the overpriced chocolate bars in the neighbouring food court.