Chocolate brownies in the shape of muffins, what’s not to like?
Since my daughter started school this year she has been sick a lot. New germs to deal with, they say it takes at least two months for the body to adapt. She loves when I bake what she calls the “little cakes” and if chocolate is one of the ingredients I always get a big smile (just like daddy).
So to cheer her up I decided to try these chocolate brownie muffins. Loved the simplicity and the fact that I don’t need to cut them in squares when ready. Due to the moistness and consistency of brownies, the muffins will sink in a bit in the middle when they are out of the oven. This is normal so no worries. You can accompany them with yogurt and berries. I let my daughter decorate them. After the first bite, she said she was already feeling much better!
Chocolate Brownie Muffins
(Adapted from a recipe of Mafalda Pinto Leite)
- 120 g/4.2 oz chocolate
- 125 g/4.4 oz unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar ( I used Demerara)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- natural yogurt, to serve
- mixed berries, to serve
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF. Line a muffin baking pan with paper cups.
- Break the chocolate into pieces and melt it in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add the butter to the chocolate and stir well until smooth and creamy. Remove and let it cool down a bit. In an electrical mixer, beat the eggs until they start getting foamy. Add the sugar and beat until you get a thick and pale mixture. Pour in the chocolate batter and vanilla and fold in gently. Sift over the flour, baking powder and cocoa and fold in.
- Pour the batter into the moulds and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Serve them with natural yogurt and accompanied by berries to taste. Enjoy!
Chance had it that this is going to be my 100 post! Like the brownies it has been a sweet, if at times bumpy, journey. I write about what I love, be it my favourite recipes and gastronomical discoveries during my years abroad. About my trips, my love for traditional markets and in particular about what touches me. I also write for my daughter who one day will have a clearer picture of the life we led abroad and the memories we are collecting on the way. I am very proud of what I have achieved so far, it is honest and has come from my heart.