Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Double Chocolate Muffins

My form at school has decided to have breakfast together every Tuesday, with us taking it in turns to bring the food. It’s been going since about October, meaning we’ve had quite a variety – despite only having a microwave and kettle in our common room kitchen. We’ve had American pancakes and maple syrup, chocolate brioche, iced fingers, croissants, bacon sandwiches and more. When it was our teacher’s turn she brought in a full cream tea – scones, clotted cream, jam, strawberries and hot tea. Slightly strange at 8:30am but delicious all the same! Sometimes the breakfast is homemade, sometimes its shop-bought but either way it’s nice for us all to get together and there’s always a slight twist to the meal, be it Sri Lankan tea bought home from somebody’s holiday or cinnamon rolls made using a family recipe. DSCF9280My friend and I were the first to bring food so we played it safe with something we knew everybody would like – chocolate muffins. They went down so well that when our turn came round again there was no chance we were allowed to try something new: the muffins made a comeback. At the end of the day my History teacher came up to me and said ‘So, I hear you’ve been making muffins…’ – word clearly gets round fast when it comes to chocolate! No doubt I’ll be making more of these soon then!DSCF9279When I made these for the second time, I made a few slight changes to the recipe. The recipe (courtesy of Nigella) has a generous amount of chocolate chunks but I thought the actual sponge could do with an extra boost of flavour so I swapped out 2tbsps or so of flour for some more cocoa. I make these in the morning so they’re still warm and fresh out of the oven at breakfast club and this is definitely a recipe best eaten on the day of baking as they dry out quite quickly. Overall though they are moist, sweet and perfect for an indulgent breakfast! You can find the recipe here or in Nigella’s Feast book. Enjoy!

10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those are perfect breakfast muffins!

Cheers,

Rosa

Aamna said...

quite a good idea since I take my breakfast to school. they look yummy!

Dewi said...

Sometimes, I do the same to perfecting a recipe and adjusting it to my own taste. Adding more cocoa it surely makes the muffin tastier.

Kezia said...

I love the idea of chocolate muffins for breakfast, they look delicious. Your friends are lucky:)

La Table De Nana said...

You're amazing young lady~!

Jules said...

these look delish!
i was wondering if you had any good sugar cookie recipes. i just posted some on my blog:) but they could be better haha. let me know at my blog please!:) thanks
Julianna, www.myladybakes.com

manu said...

Beautiful muffins...
Have a nice day

The Caked Crusader said...

Wow - you all sound far more organised and grown up than when I was at school/college!
Lovely muffins - can never go wrong with chocolate

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Jo said...

Maybe you should use your muffins to bribe teachers? Why didn't I ever think of that at school?! Hehe

Love the look of these, can't remember when I last had a chocolate muffin. I like reheating them in the microwave to make the chocolate chunks gooey!