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.

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