Monday, November 15, 2010


There's nothing better than a muffin for breakfast. And what are the two things that children and grown up most loves? Without a doubt Nutella and chocolate!
Here's the delicious recipe for the muffins I've baked this afternoon. For the very first time I have weighed the ingredients in order to write down the exact quantities required.

240 g of flour
140 g of caster sugar
24 g of baking powder
half a teaspoon of baking soda80 g of dark chocolate chips
200 ml of lukewarm milk

60 g of melted butter    
2 eggs

1 good scoop of Nutella

for the icing

100 g of dark chocolate
120 g of icing sugar
2 tablespoon of water

a handful of chopped hazelnuts to garnish

Turn the oven on to the temperature of 180 degrees.
Put about 14 to 16 muffin cases on an oven tray.
In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate chips. In another bowl mix well the milk with the eggs, the butter and the scoop of Nutella. Then add the wet mixture to the dry one and blend with a spoon until you get a lumpy batter.
Scoop the batter into the muffin cases and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Take off the oven and allow to cool.
Apart prepare the chocolate icing, this is my way and it always work!
Put the chopped chocolate and the water into a bowl sitting over a pan of simmering water, allow to melt then take off the heat, let cool then add the icing sugar and stir carefully.
Spread the icing on the top of the muffins, then sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts on top of the icing and finally...enjoy your creation!

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