Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I baked: Chocolate muffins

Mini chocolate muffins that will satisfy your chocolate cravings.

Chocolate muffins
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Makes 24

115g cooking chocolate
275ml milk
100g soft brown sugar
1 egg yolk
260g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp of salt
140g butter, softened at room temperature
200g caster sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 24 deep muffin tins with paper cases.

2. In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, combine the chocolate, 1/3 of the milk (90ml), brown sugar and egg yolk. Cook, stirring continuously until smooth and thickened. Leave mixture to cool.

3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl and set aside.

4. Cream the butter with the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the whole eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla essence.

5. Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternately with the remaining milk, beginning and ending with flour. Mix well.

6. Pour in the chocolate mixture and mix until just combined.

7. Divide the mixture evenly amongst the prepared muffin tins.

8. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

9. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then turn out to cool completely on a wire rack.


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