Saturday, 7 August 2010

Double Chocolate Muffins

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My friend V and I were born in the same hospital on the same day, we grew up in the same village and we went to the same school and even when I moved, first to Norway and then to England, we always kept in close contact. In March this year V had a beautiful baby boy and it just so happens that I'm in Germany this week and am able to attend his christening today.

Being fully aware of my love of cooking and baking, V asked if I could bake some chocolate muffins to bring for the celebrations. That's the least I could do of course, so I've been busy this morning.

Double Chocolate Muffins
(makes 12)

200gr plain flour
100gr caster sugar
50gr cocoa powder
1tsp cinnamon
2tsp baking powder
125gr dark chocolate, chopped
2 eggs
100ml vegetable oil
250ml milk

Preheat oven to 200C.

In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder and dark chocolate.

In a separte bowl whisk the eggs.

Add the oil and stir well until combined.

Add the milk and mix in again.

Now pour the wet ingredients into the dry with a fork or wooden spoon until just combined. You don't want to overwork it.

Divide the dough between a 12 hole muffin tray, lined with paper muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes.



Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It's so much fun to keep in contact with childhood friends.

Lucie said...

There are no friends like old friends. The muffins look great. Enjoy Germany.

Choclette said...

Oh oh, these look so delicious and chocolatey - I'm sure they'll go down a treat in the celebrations.

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Oh my they look so good.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Those look beautiful and I love the addition of cinnamon. Have a great time at the Christening :)

Gloria Baker said...

This look awesome! I love them!! x gloria

Susan said...

Muffins look great - I'll defintely be trying them. Hope the Christening went well and that you're enjoying your time with family.

Catherine said...

What a lovely story :) makes me want to get in touch with some old friends. And MMMMMMMMMH those muffins look gorgeous!!

Audrey said...

yummy.... :)

Joyti said...

What an adorable story (about you and your friend)...and how lovely of you to bake those delicious-looking muffins...they look amazing.

Nic said...

Congrats to your friend, hope you are enjoying your time in Germany!
The muffins look well chocolatey!

cocoa and coconut said...

Love the inclusion of cinnamon to this recipe. I'm sure they were appreciated.

Serena@TentarNonNuoce said...

hi there! about baking powder, is it really a TABLEspoon (tbsp) or a TEAspoon (tsp)? the amount seemed a little too much to me... but maybe i'm wrong :) maybe you exchanged baking powder and cinnamon?
I'd like to make these for my boyfriend and just wanted to eliminate some doubts :)

thank you so much!


Sylvie said...

Serena, thanks for pointing that out. It should actually be 2 teaspoons! I've updated it. I think it happened because I translated it from a German recipe which would have been in grams.

Serena@TentarNonNuoce said...

thanks! if you'll ever need some help in the future as far as grams are concerned, please feel free to ask me! we use those too here! (Italy)
as soon as i make them, i'll post the result of my experiment (sure it'll turn out great thanks to your recipe!) on my blog



Anonymous said...

thank you for your recipe...they were so delicious just like the one in sainsbury...everyone loves it...=)

Anonymous said...

Just make these for Valentines day, smothered them in icing and red sprinkles, just perfect! Thanks for the recipe! L O V E

Serena@TentarNonNuoce said...

Hi Sylvie!! i was looking for you recipe (which got lost among all my favourites here on my browser) and so i used google images to find the link... see what i found as well

looks like someone stole your pic, i hate when someone does the same with one of mine, without asking... so maybe it's time to tell someone they should ask before using someone else's pic ;) right??

Sylvie said...

Serena, thanks for pointing that out. I don't mind people using stuff, but being asked first and a link to the source would be good blogging manners surely! Hope you're well!

Nabeah said...

They look absolutely delicious.Can't wait to make them!!!

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