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Chocolate Muffins

by on March 23, 2007 · 5 comments

It’s almost noon and I haven’t actually baked anything. I am however, obsessed with baking a batch of chocolate muffins. The problem is, it’s Friday and the other two members of my family could not care less about chocolate muffins. I had the best ever chocolate muffin in London, but neither my husband nor daughter wanted to try a bite. Up until that London muffin, the idea of chocolate muffins seemed sort of absurd. Why not just bake a cupcake? What’s the difference? The difference was that the chocolate muffin had a beautiful high top, a firm shell and a light (though not runny like Alton Brown’s chocolate muffins) inside.

Alton’s sounds good, though — but kind of a dessert muffin. I don’t need the lava right now.

Nigella’s might work, but I’m worried two tablespoons of cocoa isn’t enough. The muffins lack butter, too.

The muffin recipe I think I’ll end up making is from Diana of Diana’s Desserts. It has baking powder, loads of chocolate, and Diana’s seal of approval which means a lot. I’ll get back to you on this.

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Published on March 23, 2007

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Joe March 23, 2007 at 12:24 pm

Hi Anna,

Have you tried out the Chocolate Breakfast Muffins from the KAF Baking Companion? I made them as a Wednesday Treat Day thing a few months ago and they went over quite well!

Anna March 23, 2007 at 12:29 pm

Joe, that book is the one KA book I don’t have. So no. I’ll take a look at that recipe. Heading over to your blog now….

Liz March 23, 2007 at 2:21 pm

I have the solution! Mollie Katzen’s Sunlight Cafe has a fabulous recipe- Chocolate Ricotta Muffins. They have ricotta cheese to give them moisture and a nice boost of protein. They also have enough chocolate chips to be tasty without being overpowering. The first time I made them, I was invited to a brunch, and brought them as a gift. They were a huge hit!

Jen March 23, 2007 at 4:10 pm

Funny that Joe should mention the KA recipe. My original comment was going to be NOT to make those. It is the only chocolate muffin recipe I have ever tried and it was an unmitigated disaster. Biggest muffin failure to date – I’m not really sure what the heck happened.

Jen March 23, 2007 at 4:10 pm

I found these a while back on The Passionate Cook…. haven’t gotten around to baking them yet, but they sure look good.

http://thepassionatecook.typepad.com/thepassionatecook/2005/04/triplechocolate.html

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