Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Chocolate muffins

Chocolate muffins. Who doesn't like them ? Those ones were very delicious. Very chocolaty, fluffy and moist inside with crunchy crust. Covered with icing sugar :) Really tasty. The recipe comes from 'Easy food'.

Ingredients for 12-14 muffins:
  • 50g chocolate
  • 140g butter or margarine
  • 100ml sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp soda
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 85g glace cherries
Preheat the oven to 190C. Line with paper cases or grease muffin tin.

Chop the cherries and set aside.

Break the chocolate and place into a bowl or in a sauce pan. Add the butter and melt them together ether in microwave or on the heat. Stir them well until smooth. Set aside to cool down.

Into a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder, soda and cocoa powder. Then add the sugar and almonds and whisk well. Set aside.

Take the melted chocolate and add the sour cream and beaten eggs. Pour this mixture into a dry ingredients add the chopped cherries and stir together. 

Spoon the batter into muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes until well risen. Leave them in baking tray for a few minutes then transfer to the wire rack.

In a meantime prepare the icing.

Ingredients for icing:
  • 140g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp custard powder
  •  water
  • chocolate sprinkles
Mix the sugar, custard with a bit of water to make a thick icing. Spoon the icing over each muffin top and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles. Enjoy !


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