Monday, April 13, 2009

DTD, Day 7: Choc brownie muffins

For Day 7, I decided to bake. I always mean to do more baking than I do, and if it does ever happen then I always revert back to the same thing again and again. So on this day, I scoured through my recipe books and found this. Choc Brownie muffins. If you're a calorie counter or on a diet in some way, look away now. As for me, I'm glad that I'm not that girl. Apart from knowing that I am overweight, I don't pay much attention to the number. I like my desserts too much to ever really be thin.

Oldest loved my idea of muffins. He's this wonderful mix of me and N. Where I adore sweet things and N adores spicy things.

Littlest hasn't been very well these past few days. Off his food, hardly sleeping, very clingy. Luckily, we had about an hour to ourselves as Littlest had a much needed nap. Oldest likes having his mommy-time. So do I. And he's such a help around the kitchen. He told everyone that day that he made muffins with Mama.

And oh, they were delicious. Very chocolatey. The nuts were perfect in them, added that needed crunch to all that chocolate. I tell you, those muffins did not last long.

Oldest's verdict? Thumbs up. A recipe to definately keep and make for special occasions. And I will bake more. I've decided that just this minute. I've already gone through a few different cookbooks and highlighted the recipes I want to try out. I might stick to muffins for awhile though, they're just so easy to make! More to come, I promise.

Choc Brownie Muffins

2 cups or 300g self-raising flour
35g cocoa powder
75g caster sugar
60g butter, melted
95g choc bits (I used choc chips)
75g pistashios, chopped coarsely (I used walnuts)
165g Nutella
1 egg, lightly beaten
180ml milk
120g sour cream

1. Preheat oven to moderately hot. Grease 12-hole muffin pan.

2. Sift dry ingredients into large bowl, stir in remaining ingredients.

3. Divide mixture among holes of prepared pan.

4. Bake muffins in moderately hot oven about 20 minutes. Stand muffins in pan for few minutes before turning onto wire rack. Dust with sifted extra cocoa, if desired.


  1. They look wonderful! Very yummy! I love baking.. I try to bake something every weekend..

  2. They look yummy!

    I also have to say, I just saw a picture of you last week (I think) and you do NOT look overweight! I almost posted about how nice you looked but then worried it might be weird. Obviously, I'm not so worried today.

  3. I am impressed - can't make cakes to save my life!

  4. When I was my niece's nanny, we made muffins all of the time! I love baking with little kids: it's so much fun. :D

  5. Those look awesome, right I'll be baking some for breakfast on Saturday!

    Hope you had a nice easter

  6. aw what an adorable photo of Elliot with his thumb up!!! The recipe sounds amazing I must say! those photos make my mouth water!


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