An impassive, cold evening. She sat strapped in the car seat, waiting for the light to turn green. Her fingers drummed the wheel nervously. She kept stealing glances at the package kept on the seat next to her. Small, white, mysterious. What was she do with it when it reached it’s designated port of call? A million options raced through her mind as she zipped through the streets. Some near misses, some jumped lights later; she was here.
Key, door, light. The warmth of a familiar milieu. She placed the package on a counter and brought out the other essentials. Hands on her hips, she surveyed and weighed her options. A small smile, a familiar feeling. She knew what to do next. The mind cleared as if a mist had lifted, she channeled her anxiousness into inspiration and started on her latest new project: deep, dark and rich chocolate brownie muffins.
A devilish double dose of chocolate. The soft, chewy crust of a brownie complimented with the sinfulness of an extremely moist and rich muffin.
Winter, she said is rather incomplete without a few of these…
- 80g butter, chopped into chunks
- 150g dark eating chocolate, chopped
- 140g sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 100g plain flour
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 75 gms semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 200 degC.
- Line muffin pan with paper liners.
- Sift together flour and cocoa powder, set aside.
- Place butter in a saucepan, melt over low heat. Once the butter starts to melt, add in the sugar. Stir to prevent sugar from getting burnt.
- Add in the chocolate and stir still smooth.
- Transfer chocolate mixture to a mixing bowl.
- Stir in the eggs gradually, followed by the vanilla extract, then the sifted flour & cocoa powder mixture. Stir till just incorporated.
- Divide batter into muffin cups.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake for 20 mins or until skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
33 Responses to Brownie Muffins
Lovely intro and one that made me so want what was in the box – and one of these absolutely amazing muffins. This recipe is now on my list!
I sure hope you’re going to tell us what’s in that box!!! :-) These muffins are fantastic – I can almost feel what it would be like biting down into one. :-)
Fabulous intro, I love that giddy feeling of excitement when you are trying to decide on what to make.
I loved the setting………in the car. It was dreamy. I’ll bet the muffins are too!
What a fantastic idea. I luv both brownies and muffins and then combining the two is pure bliss. Delish! ;)
Only one word for these brownie muffins
ay-yi-yi !! (forgive me if there’s appropriate spelling for that word)
These look SO good.. I’m standing in line for when they get passed out.
There really is no better way to start the day than with some chocolate. These muffins look outstanding!
Brownies in a muffin – what could be better?
“deep, dark and rich chocolate brownie muffins” Yes, Please :D
Oh my goodness do these look amazing! I’ll take two please. :)
With my cup of coffee, this might be the best breakfast EVER!
Fantastic post.Enjoyed reading it.:-)
Those brownie muffins look devilishly alluring.
brownie muffins…. they are my favorite kind. thanks.. i will be making it for my in laws today
Great post, fabulous looking brownies but you know I MUST congratulate you on your new home…you did a great job!
Thank you, Barb.
From beginning to end, this post doesn’t disappoint. I’m at the edge of my seat!
Dear Fifi, I am such aproud momma. Your site’s facelift looks gorgeous and the brownie muffins are such a great post to inaugurate the occasion. Sinful!!
Love the opening lines..what gorgeous treats! Chocolates any day and these brownie muffins would be heaven.
OMG! The picture alone has me drooling!! I guess I know what I have to try making this weekend!! Of course it would be so much easier if I visited you and had you make them for me LOL!!
Impressive and decadent! Happy Baking!
Darling, what a wonderful post! I loved the story – the muffins look super awesome. I’ve got a shedload of chocolate waiting to be used up, this is going to happen…
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enjoyed your intro and what a recipe! would like one right now, please
Wow! What a perfect portion size :) Loved the story! Glad I found you through Twitter!
thanks for this great post wow… it’s very wonderful
Great read and wonderful post! Fun all the way…with a delicious ending!
I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.
amazing website, very interesting.Keep on the good work. – A blog lover
My hips are thanking me that these are not in my house right now. OMG they look AMAZING!
We are in our final week of Get Grillin’ – Dessert is the theme and we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect! This week we have a Rouxbe Cooking School giveaway. http://su.pr/2YaIiV
Thanks Marla. Just submitted it. :)