Sunday, December 16, 2007

Chocolate Chip Muffins, its what's for breakfast

One of the family favorites. Had my own but tossed it when I found the one from Nigella Lawson. Great stuff from one helluva cooker in London. Found her on FoodTV and now have her as one of the tivo season passes. Great lady who's show is dedicated to enjoying simple food with friends and family. Right up my alley.
Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons
best quality cocoa powder
3/4 cup superfine sugar
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
1 cup milk
1/3 cup plus
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Special equipment: Muffin tin with paper muffin cases
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 3/4 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 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top and then bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.

Add in a cup of coffee or an OJ and the day is set!

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