08 October 2011

Day 8-31 Days of Samhuinn Cooking-Dark of the Moon Triple Chocolate Muffins

My Pixie and I are chocolate lovers. Pixie is a chocoholic, truth be told, so I came up with this recipe to feed her chocolate cravings and my need for flavor and texture. Hazelnuts are optional or can be subbed with toasted walnuts. My other version of these is to replace the milk chocolate chips with 1/4c. of nutella for that added hazelnutty flavor. Still tinkering with that recipe though, it's a bit sweet

Dark of the Moon Triple Chocolate Muffins

1/2 c butter
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 1/4 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/4 ts salt
1 c buttermilk
1 c sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground mace
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
6 oz milk chocolate chips
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 c toasted hazelnuts, chopped

Slowly melt butter and unsweetened chocolate over medium heat in double boiler. Let cool slightly. (or microwave butter at low temp and stir in chocolate, microwaving and stirring until chocolate is melted)
While chocolate melts, blend sugar,eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together.
Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture and blend well. (Do this by slowly adding a bit of chocolate to the egg at a time, stirring quickly so as not to scramble the egg.
Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
Fold in chocolate bits and nuts.
Line muffin tins with paper cups, filling each cup 2/3 full with batter.

Bake at 375 deg for 20 to 25 minutes.

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