Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

My hubby has been in Madrid on business for a week but his back tonight, yay, I've missed him! He did however have 2 days free and took a short flight to Alicante to visit my parents, sister and nephew. I was sad that I couldn't be there too but I was happy he got to see them all and have a nice time. This morning I decided to do some baking for my hubby's return and made these Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins from Nigella Lawson's cookbook Feast. These double chocolate muffins with their light and fluffy sponge are very yummy and will no doubt be a hit!

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp best quality cocoa powder
175g caster sugar
150g dark chocolate chips, extra for sprinkling
250ml milk
90ml vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 200oC/180oC fan oven/Gas mark 4. Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar and chocolate chips into a large bowl and mix well.

Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug and mix well. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together with slow and gentle strokes. Stop stirring once the last traces of flour disappear. Do not overmix. A lumpy batter will ensure the muffins stay moist and fluffy.

Spoon the batter into paper muffin cases. Sprinkle with extra chocolate chips on top and bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.


Gloria said...

MarĂ­a! Your chocolates muffins look amazing! xxgloria

Victoria said...

I've made these before...never fail!!! :)

Heather said...

These look mouth watering! My work pals love muffins so here's a good recipe for me to use.

Rose said...

Nothing like good chocolate cake! I usually have a chocolate birthday cake each year :)
Your blog background is super cute!


Pink Fairy Vicky said...

Nothing says welcome home better than homebaked goodies x

Brownieville Girl said...

what a lovely "welcome home" gift, love those muffins!

Reeni said...

You can't go wrong with double chocolate Maria! Delectable treats!

Jacqueline said...

Lucky hubby, those do look good and a wee holiday with the family to boot. I bet these went down a treat. Are those silicone cases you used? I have a few but haven't used them yet.

Maria♥ said...

Hi Jacqueline

Those are silicone cases :) You should definitely try your ones out, they are great!


BeadBag said...

The choc chip muffins look gorgeous. (My granddaughter will love them!)

Chele said...

Can't beat a good choc chip muffin when you have been out of the country for a bit. Lovely stuff

Maggie said...

These muffins are also in my top ten favourite bakes. They always work and loved by all.