Thursday 7 April 2011

Time for a recipe Tuesday!

OK, so it’s Thursday, but I got there in the end!


Chocolate Muffins

2 eggs

200g caster sugar

130g plain flour

50g cocoa powder

2tsp baking powder

a pinch of salt

160ml milk

1/4tsp vanilla extract

160g unsalted butter, melted

120g dark chocolate, chopped

12 hole muffin tin, lined

Preheat the oven to 170C (325F) Gas Mark 3

Beat the eggs and sugar together until pale and well combined. I use an electric whisk.

In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

Put the milk in a jug and add the vanilla extract.

Add these two mixtures alternately into the egg mixture, until all is well combined.

Stir in the melted butter with a wooden spoon, until well incorporated, then stir in the chopped chocolate.

Spoon into the muffin cases until two-thirds full and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the sponge bounces back when touched.

Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes and then remove to a wire cooling rack.

This recipe is from The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook. It’s a different method to my usual chocolate muffins and they don’t rise up into the classic muffin top. However the sponge is dense and chocolatey and very yummy!


Sian said...

Hurray! You got it to look beautiful!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

All thanks to you Sian and your mention of Livewriter:)

Ali said...

they look delicous :) great photo

Beverly said...

Yay I have the recipe in readable form and they still look yummy!

humel said...

Mmm.... They sound, and look, delicious! As does your risotto recipe of a few posts ago :-) I love trying new recipes!