as i said before muffins and cupcakes are my favorite pastry. today i made a batch for a friend of mine who's birthday is today. i actually wanted to see him but i had to work all day and so i decided to freeze the muffins (which i never done before) and give them to him on his birthday party next week.
i could not resist to steal one and finish it off while going throug my favorite foodblogs.
250 g dark chocolate
115 g unsalted butter
265 ml buttermilk
150 g white sugar
10 ml vanilla extract
310 g all-purpose flour
5 g baking soda
5 g salt
300 g dark chocolate chips
01 preheat oven 200 degrees C
02 line 12 muffin cups with papers
03 in a small saucepan over low heat, melt the dark chocolate together with the butter. let stand until cooled
04 lightly beat the egg, stir together the chocolate-butter mixture with the buttermilk, sugar, egg, and vanilla, until blended well
05 in a large bowl, stir together flour, soda, and salt. make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in the chocolate mixture, and stir until just combined
06 stir in the mini chocolate chips
07 spoon the batter into the lined muffin cups
08 bake at 200 degrees C for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean
09 remove muffin tin from oven and let stand at least 5 minutes, before removing the muffins and letting them cool on a wire rack
55 g butter
10 g cocoa powder
2 g instant coffee granules
375 g sifted confectioners' sugar
45 ml milk
5 ml vanilla extract
01 Melt butter over a low heat.
02 Stir cocoa, coffee and vanilla into the butter.
03 Mix in powdered sugar and milk.
04 Beat until smooth.
05 Frost cookies and enjoy.