Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chocolate - Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ve given these muffins a spot in the weekly poll several times now, and week after week, they placed second. It’s probably a hint that I shouldn’t bake them, but yesterday I couldn’t help myself. I just love watching Nigella bake these and, as usual, I was craving something chocolaty! Well they tasted simply splendid! For a muffin, they had TONS of flavor! I know Nigella says she doesn’t like the muffins as much the day after, but I actually loved them even more: they were moister and the chocolate flavor became more intense. This recipe is a keeper! Rating: 4 out of 5.

Chocolate - Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe: Nigella Lawson - Feast

Ingredients:
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
- ¾ cup superfine sugar
- ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips + ¼ cup for sprinkling
- 1 cup milk
- ⅓ cup + 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and ¾ cup of the chocolate chips into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins. Spoon into the prepared muffin cases. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips on top and then bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.




8 ounces of chocolate chips for a muffin is a bit much - but I wouldn't have it any other way!


My new mantra is: "Chocolate everyday, keeps the doctor away!"


Dark, risen & springy.


I guess it takes a lot of these muffins to maintain Nigella's fab figure.


Oh, chocolate muffins! I love thy!

13 comments:

How To Be Perfect said...

I have this book and don't give it nearly enough attention, you've inspired me to get it out. These look delicious anything with choc chips is fine by me x

The Shiny Pebble said...

Delicious and FUN looking with the little chips popping out like little dots. I love it.

rookie baker said...

this is my favorite muffin recipe indeed, i like to sprinkle more chocolate chip on top of 'em :)

Kristin said...

Oh, my goodness!!! I love everything with chocolate and these muffins, oh, I have to make them!! Love Nigelia Lawson also. The sofa and one of her cookbooks is all I need for a cosy evening!

Kristin XX

ABowlOfMush said...

Ohh yum! Drool!

I love these cupcakes! I made them on Valentine's day and they were sooo good!

Snooky doodle said...

these look delicious!

WizzyTheStick said...

You can't go wrong with chocolate plus chocolate chips! Delicious

Cornflake said...

Yum, yum!

Is it bad I make mine from packet mix?....probably!

You've inspired me to give them a go from scratch!

Rosemary said...

Nigella is great! These look delish!! another recipe down for you!! what's next???

The Armchair Parisian said...

Your skills are far, far beyond what mine will ever be. However, I amy have to give these a try.... I do enjoy the lovely photos of the morsels you create! Thanks for sharing :-)

Natalie... said...

Oh wow these chocolate muffins look amazingly good :). To answer your question on my blog as well, I live in England,UK. We don't get anything like Froot Loops over here, all we have is Lucky Charms in some specialist stores and they cost £8 a box!!!Its ridiculous, I wish I had some way of getting them. Where are you from?

Lucie said...

Anything that's "double chocolate" is good by my standards! I made Martha Stewart's double chocolate cookies for a party last night (except with white choc chunks) and people went crazy. I guess double chocolate does that to you!

Kristin said...

I love Nigella. Those look AMAZING!