Triple Chocolate Muffins

OK, I admit it, I am a chocoholic! My son is similarly afflicted poor lad, I guess it must be hereditary! Unfortunately as he lives several hundred kilometres away I have lost an excuse to indulge my cravings for chocolate. He has been studying hard lately for some work related exams so he hasn’t had an opportunity to visit us either.

To satisfy my cravings I have been working on these muffins. The perfection of this recipe has been a long process of trial and error, not only for myself, but also for my wife and the neighbours. They have acquiesced to eating multiple muffins, at great risk to their waistlines, whilst I slaved away in a hot kitchen. I finally have something worth sharing and I hope you enjoy these muffins. As my son hasn’t tried them yet it might also entice him to pay us a visit!

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So why muffins?

Here in Spain most cakes were multilayered sponge and cream affairs. Very good, but to a certain extent not that varied. Muffins were virtually unheard of and the only buns they had were, for the most part, plain vanilla ones. This has changed quite a bit over the last couple of years, proof of which is a relatively new baker’s shop on the corner of Zurita and Isaac Peral in Zaragoza.

As it is close to where my in-laws live we often pop in on the way there or back from their house. This baker’s has a large and varied selection of breads and cakes, including an excellent chocolate muffin which, thanks to my wife, I have partaken off relatively frequently. She likes to look after me and fatten me up! She is probably right, as I do lots of sports and am relatively on the thin size…….

I already had lots of muffin recipes, but no good chocolate one. So, not to be outdone by the baker’s in Zaragoza I therefore I decided it was about time for me to create a really good recipe myself.

(Just in case my wife is reading this, I am not against eating additional muffins from Zaragoza!)

So here you have it, a triple chocolate muffin recipe, I hope you enjoy it!


Tripple Chocolate Muffins

Makes 12

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

250g Flour

2 tsp Baking powder

175g Sugar

2 tbsp Cocoa powder

150g White chocolate

Wet Ingredients:

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1 large Egg

165ml milk

60ml Light vegetable oil

12 tsp Chocolate spread (E.g. Nocilla)


Method:

Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.

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The White Chocolate

Chop the white chocolate and add to the bowl. Stir all the dry ingredients together until well mixed.

1 - The Dry Ingredients

The Dry Ingredients

Beat together the wet ingredients.

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The Wet Ingredients

Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC.

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The Batter Mix

Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ones. Do NOT over mix. It may be a little lumpy but this is not a problem.

Using half the muffin batter, half fill the 12 muffin cases. Look to put a 1cm thick base of muffin dough in each case.

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The Batter with the Chocolate Spread

Add approximately 1 tsp of chocolate spread into each muffin case then fill with the rest of the muffin batter.

Bake for 20 minutes or until done.

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Another easy recipe this week. I must admit to making many muffins as in general they are easy recipes. They are also easy to eat, just grab one from the tin when you feel like one. As always, any comments are more than welcome.


Key:

tsp – Teaspoon – 5ml

tbsp – Tablespoon – 15ml


2016 Lincoln W. Betteridge

3 thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Muffins

  1. Pingback: Triple Chocolate Muffins | Other Man's Flavours

  2. After a day filled with vocabulary and grammar there are a thousand reasons at least to enjoy a muffin like that ….yes, they say chocolate makes happy !

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