Friday, January 23, 2009

LOVE Message Chocolate Chunk Muffins

The sun finally came out from the rainy sky. This weekend is going to be sunny, good :)

Here is another Valentine's Day recipe!
I posted about these muffins last year (if you could find), but without recipe, so I will translate it now.

LOVE Message Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1hr (15min preparation, 25min cooking, 20min decoration)
Number of servings: 4 medium (2.4inches/6cm) muffin cups

* 100g (3.5oz.) all-purpose flour
* 20g (0.7oz.) cocoa powder
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* a pinch of salt
60g (2.1oz.) butter (softened)
60g (2.1oz.) sugar
1 egg
70cc milk
few drops of vanilla extract
25g (0.8oz.) chopped walnut
40g (1.4oz.) chopped chocolate bar

chocolate bars
mini heart chocolates or heart candies
chocolate pen
ganache or chocolate to attach the message bars

1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). In a large bowl, whisk A together and set aside.

2. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, add egg, milk and vanilla extract in sequence, mixing well after each addition.

3. Add the dry ingredients (1.) in the liquid ingredients (2.) a small amount at a time, and with a rubber spatula, gently stir to blend. (Do not overmix!) Then stir in the chopped walnut and chocolate bar.

4. Spoon the mixture into muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool the muffins.

5. Prepare the LOVE message chocolate bars.

6. Attach the message chocolate bars on to the muffins.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.

Have a good weekend!

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  1. Hi Ochi,

    These are so different! A chocolate lovers dream! Have a good weekend! :)

  2. These are so beautiful and so very chic, please send your old pal a few!!!!

  3. Konnichiwa Ochisan!
    reading the words love,is very sweet for me.
    maybe trying your chocolate made,is sweeter than words.

  4. Hello Again!
    My post today in simple shots,is about the guys in the boat.
    but,i dont know if they are fishing,or just having fun.

    But in my love to eat post,we had dinner in vietnamese restaurant near in my home,and we ordered,crab in butter and garlic sauce.

    my last blog in kabuhayang pinoy,a delivery guy,who is seating in top of the bottled of beers,don't care if dangerous or not.

    I hope it's okey for you.

    anyway,i had a very busy weeks,i can't update mg blogs.
    but today,i'm okey and relax.

    I hope you had a relax day also...

  5. Hello jo,

    Right! I just remembered you love chocolate ;)
    This weekend was cold! It snowed a little on Saturday.

  6. Hi Nazarina,

    Thank you!
    I know you have gorgeous Valentine's day recipe & soap ideas ;)

  7. Hello merce,

    >>sweeter than words
    Yes. So, my boyfriend was afraid to eat this because he doesn't like sweet stuff! Ha-ha!!! But anyway, he was happy :)

  8. Hi again merce,

    >>don't care if dangerous or not
    This is scary! Are there many people who do this kind of dangerous stuff?

    I'm glad to hear that you now having a break!
    Me?! I was busy this weekend... maybe because it is the end of month!

  9. Konnichiwa Ochisan!

    Thank you so much for the comments in my post.
    anyway,in my kabuhayan post,i'm sorry if my picture is dark.
    yes you are right he is a beer guy.

    and how i took those pictures?
    i usually took pictures inside the car or inside the taxi,so they can't notice me.
    hello kitty flower,i took this in ginza flower shop.

    Love to eat,i tried to eat all the parts of this crab.

    my simple shots,really amazing!the boat is overloaded.

  10. Arigato merce,

    >>i usually took pictures inside the car or inside the taxi
    Wow! That sounds exciting!!! You always take great shots ;)

    >>in ginza flower shop
    Oh, I know there! I saw it there, too!!!
    I thought you have something similar in your country.


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