Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Cooking with Annie & Alicia" - Double Chocolate Muffins

I altered the recipe a bit- I couldn’t add the pecans because my son won’t eat nuts. I also used dark chocolate bits instead of white chocolate because I didn’t have the white ones.
The recipe was fairly easy to make but the finished product was a bit dry.
If I make them again I think I would alter the cooking time and maybe the temperture instead of 20 minutes at 400 degrees I would cook them for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Double Chocolate Muffins

2 cups plain flourpinch salt1 Tbsp baking powder1/2 tsp allspice1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 chopped pecans2 eggs2/3 cups milk1 tsp vanilla3 ozs butter melted3-1/2 ozs Nestle Chocolate Melts melted4-1/2 ozs Nestle White Bits

Instructions :
Sift first 4 ingredients into a bowl. Add brown sugar and pecans. Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, melted butter and Choc Melts, add to dry ingredients, mix lightly. Add White Bits, stir to combine. DO NOT OVERMIX, it should be lumpy.
Fill a greased muffin pans 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

NOTE: Nestle's Melts are cooking chocolate that come in a button shape, easier to melt and weigh than blocks. Nestle's Bits are morsels of pure chocolate, so they hold their shape when baked.