Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blackberry Mint Muffins

I know, I know. What am I doing showing my face around this blog without the carrot cake/cream cheese icing cupcakes?! Well... I didn't want the interweb to see Evan's cupcakes before Evan did. So you'll get them tomorrow. :)

I hope you didn't check in today to find a tasty blackberry mint muffin. If you did, I'm afraid you'll be sorely disappointed.

These are the only Blackberry Mint Muffins that I have and they are just not tasty.

I won't even bore you with the details of how these sad sad muffins came to be, but just know that I followed the recipe for the most part.

I can't even really put into words what is wrong with these muffins. In discussion with the roommate, I just keep saying that these muffins have nothing to recommend them. They are largely flavor-less but they still manage to pack a strong after taste. To top it all off, I had something stuck in my tooth for a minute that my roommate informed me must be a "piece of health."

The roommate tried one of these muffins and her conclusion is that the muffin tastes like an awkward mixture of many herbal teas. Specifically, she picked up on the mint, berry, and lemon teas all wrapped up in one bad muffin.

So now we have four more bad Blackberry Mint muffins in the cute bowl on the kitchen table. Maybe I'll let them stale and toss them through some windows or something.

And just in case you are really curious about what went wrong, I found the recipe here.


Evan said...

Aw, you got me so excited about the thought of blackberry mint muffins. I love blackberries, and the whole blackberries look so good! Too bad it didn't work out.

Evan said...

P.S. How did you get that first picture? Is the top muffin leaning on something just out of the frame? It's such a great picture!

P.P.S. I love that this is your first post with the tag "disaster."

Evan said...

P.P.P.S. Especially since your blog title includes "(Mis)adventures in Maine." Were the other misadventures just not tagged?

Amanda said...

Evan: I love that you are all three comments on this post. Hilarious. Allow me to answer your questions in short order:

1. The blackberries are fantastic on their own and I'm glad I only used a small portion of them in these muffins.
2. The first picture is exactly as it looks. There is no support structure on the left there... the top muffin just balanced that way. I lovingly titled that picture "Muffin-henge".
3. I too was surprised to find that I didn't already have a "disaster" tag in place! I'm going to now go back and tag all my disasters that went untagged. It's a blogging shame.

Evan said...

Wow. I'm impressed by your superhuman abilities to balance muffins. That picture reminds me of those cheap levitating tops you can buy at a magic shop.

Kate said...

I'm sad these muffins did not turn out well. I made some chocolate chip muffins last week that weren't my favorite either but at least they were edible.

Maybe you could wait until these go stale and paint them to use as paperweights. Perhaps an early start on the Christmas gifts?

Anonymous said...

Man I hate baking disasters - so disappointing to see your ingredients and time go down the drain! I hear ya on wanting to throw them through the window :D

Elissa @ 17 and Baking said...

Blackberry mint sounds like a really good combination... And despite the failure, the muffins sure look pretty. I love the "disaster" tag - I think I might need one too! I have wayy more disaster than I blog about.

Casey's Wifey said...

FREAKIN LOVE THE BOWL...where'd you get it?

Amanda said...

Elissa & RedDeer: Disasters are rough, but I do feel a litte bit better after blogging them. Does that make me crazy? :)

Casey's Wifey: My roommate's mom picked up a set of these bowls at some sort of house party. I'm tre jealous.

Casey's Wifey said...

You know...I think I've seen those bowls before. I think they're pampered chef. Am I right? Here's the link...I think this is it!

LP said...

I'm sorta glad the muffins didn't taste good, because they look soooo good, I'd be jealous I didn't get to have any!