Anyways coming to first of the chocolate goods. I made muffins..yes chocolate muffins with a twist. Read on for the twist...
For the muffins
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder
a bar of dark chocolate
Place a small metal bowl over a saucepan with simmering water. Melt the chocolate and butter in the bowl. Stir in vanilla extract..
In another bowl, combine sugar, baking powder, flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt. Sift this mixture into the three-fourths of the chocolate and blend them in well. Add eggs one at a time, and beat at high speed until it turns creamy and light in color. Chill this mixture.
Grease the muffin tin with butter. Dust with the cocoa powder Spoon mixture into pan but halfway. Then spoon a dollop of the reserved chocolate (the twist that I was talking about) and then pour in some more of the muffin mixture. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes. The outside of the muffin should be cake-like and centers will be gooey.
Sprinkle with grated chocolate and indulge.
Ideally you could serve this with a scoop of vanilla icecream or if you are a chocoholic like me..then pour hot chocolate syrup over it and serve....
These muffins are perfect when you want to place fresh home-baked goodness on your table.
Am grateful to
1. Jayashree for the Yummy Blog Award
2. JZ @ Tasty treats and Sangeeth for the NIce Matters Award
Thank you.Will pass them on shortly....