Saturday, November 24, 2007

Triple Chocolate Muffins

I made this recipe the other day. It never fails to be a hit in this house or anywhere we go. Personally, I'm not that big a muffin fan. Unfortunately I quite like these (unfortunately because then I eat more than I should). I had planned to take a photo to post but got lazy I'm afraid.

Anyway, here is the recipe. It's a Tupperware one and I think being given a magnet with the recipe on it is once of the most useful freebies Tupperware have ever given me!!!! I always know where to find the recipe - stuck to the side of the filing cabinet. LOL. It certainly looks well used these days (the magnet that is, not the filing cabinet - you can't tell how well used that looks as it's covered in all kinds of crap).

Now, where was I? Oh yeah, the recipe:


3 cups plain flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/4 cups milk
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup dark choc bits
2/3 cup white choc bits
120g butter, melted
2 x 60g eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 160C. Grease 5cm muffin pan. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder into bowl (they suggest "mix-n-pour" as all tupperware recipes are designed for making in their products - as you would expect). Add brown sugar & choc chips. Mix. Add butter, milk and eggs. Mix. 3/4 fill each of the muffin moulds, bake 20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in the tin before turning out.

Some notes from me:

* This is a rather large mix. Yesterday I made up a double mix and it was too much for my largest mixing bowl (which is a largish stainless steel one). Well, it just fitted but I spilt a bit as I was trying to mix it.

* One of the benefits of using the mix-n-pour if you have one is that you can see if all the flour is mixed in. Muffins should only be mixed until just mixed (not continually stirred or beaten) but it's no fun to get half way through scooping the mix into muffin tins to find that the bottom half hasn't mixed properly.

* The Tupperware "mix-n-pour" is a jug that has a lid with a hole in the middle (it has a separate lid). This recipe fits just nicely into that jug - unless you double it like I did then you'll have no hope. LOL. It's okay, I didn't try to fit a double mix in the jug.

* If you're feeling lazy you can substitute plain flour for SR flour and skip the baking powder. No idea on the exact difference it makes as mine are never the same twice regardless. But I do know it works fine (that's what I did yesterday).

* I very RARELY bother sifting flours and I don't think I EVER have for this recipe. I'm a lazy cook.

* They taste good without the while choc chips (okay, maybe not JUST as good, but still pretty good). I just add a whole packet of generic choc chips instead. Having said that, when I made them yesterday I made them "according to the recipe" as I happened to have white choc chips in the cupboard.

* If you leave out the cocoa and choc chips and add cinnamon and cut up apple - they taste really yummy!!!! I've also made them with jam but the jam does make them a little heavier - would be better I think to add a dob of jam to the top of each muffin before cooking, rather than mix it through. Some jams would work okay with cocoa in the mix and some better leaving the cocoa out.


Kendall said...

Right-o I'm off to the kitchen to make these!

lightening said...

Have fun Kendall! Hope you enjoy. :-)

Kelley said...

I used to make these! They are AWESOME!! I made them with blocks of white, milk and dark choc instead of the chips. Made it more decadent with huge chunks.

Mmmmmmmmm, should make it again! Thanks for the reminder babe!

The Tin House said...

I'm going to have these for afternoon tea. Love the advice for the lazy cook - a necessary addition I believe!

Kendall said...

Ok, I made the muffins, substituted chunks of dark cooking choc for the white and choc chips plus I squished a marshmallow into each muffin before baking. The marshmallows puffed up and ran over the sides of the muffins so they don't look too flash, but they taste delicious. Next time I think I'll skip the marshmallows. Definitely a recipe to add to my regular repitoire!

lightening said...

Interesting variations there Kendall. Glad you enjoyed them.

Lisa - I agree, why go to more effort than is necessary. :-) We have enough going on in our busy lives as it is.

Kelley - I used to use the chunks in my choc chip biscuits and totally agree. Big chunks are AWESOME! :-)

Anonymous said...

How many can u make out of this recipe?reply as soon as possible please (making them at skool)