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Friday, February 28, 2014

Chocolate chip muffins


Melting chocolate in warm muffins is just unbeatable!

Last night I was craving chocolate chip muffins. You know, those moist muffins with melted chocolate pieces inside that will make you gain 5 kg only by looking at them. Well, I had many of those during my time at Brown (which may in part explain the superfluous kg around my waist) and I loved them. I really did. So I went on an expedition to try and (re-)create those viciously delicious muffins.

I compiled 4 recipes and took the best out of each one, significantly increasing the amount of chocolate and of baking soda (to make them fluffier and "lighter" lol). Nothing complicated about the recipe: you take two bowls, mix dry and wet ingredients separately before mixing them together, add chocolate and divide into muffin forms. Bake them for 20 min and voilà! Within 40 min you could enjoy one of those chocolate muffins straight out of the oven :-D

Recipe for 12 muffins

300 g flour
140 g sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar
a pinch of salt
2 eggs
100 g melted butter (or canola oil)
1 dl cream
1 dl milk
200 g bittersweet chocolate

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl whisk wet ingredients together. Mix both together only until roughly incorporated. Add half of chocolate chips to dough and mix roughly. Divide half of dough into muffin cups / pan. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on the divided dough. Add the second half of the dough in the muff forms and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top. Bake in the oven 20 min at 200C.