Muffins & Presents

Choco Muffins

Today it's not so much about the chocolate muffins (which, not-so-coincidentally, is a Donna Hay's recipe!) but about how Hay, hay it's Donna Hay gave the opportunity to show my love for Donna. I could tell you how I love the books and specially the magazine, or how both make my cooking and baking much better... I could also tell you that winning HHDD twice made me jump and laugh, and that I had great fun going through the magazines to choose a theme and a recipe. But the most important thing is it gave me the chance to "meet" awesome people (you know who you are!), so thanks to everyone who made it so special for me. :) I've been spoiled by talented Bron Marshall with yummy and beautiful goodies for my 1st HHDD win. Thank you, Bron! And the colourful (and very useful!) spoons & cups were a sweet gift from Alexandra from the always inspirational Addicted Sweet Tooth, along with delicious Canadian Maple Flakes! Thanks a million, Alexandra!

Choco Muffins

Chocolate Muffins
Adapted from Donna Hay, New Food Fast, p.78*

Makes 9 (or 15 mini muffins)

150grs (unsalted) butter, softened
1 cup superfine sugar (I used light brown sugar)
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 (large) eggs
1 cup cake flour

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (360ºF). In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar, until smooth. Add, one at a time, whisking between additions. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Fold in the egg mixture. With a spoon fill the (silicone) muffin tins about 2/3 full and bake for 12 minutes, or until baked but still wet in the inside.

*I own the Portuguese version of this book. Apologies if the recipe may be slightly different from the original, as it's my translation.


Aparna said...

Chocolate cakes/ muffins here too. I'm not complaining, I love chocolate.
Nice to know I come to your mind once in a while, Suzana.

Happy cook said...

I love this. Well anything with chocolate i am there.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Queridos! Tanto os muffins como os medidores!

Lael said...

Oh yum! I love sweet, simple recipes like this. I'll have to give this a try soon. And thank you so much for this beautiful blog! I just happened upon it and am so glad I did.

Sweet Tooth said...

Hello Suzana,

I meant to include a note about those cups and spoons but then life got in the way and
i forgot to put it in the package. I am really glad you liked them. I had my doubts after I sent them on the way and sort of regretted to let "the kid in me" take over when I chose which measuring cups to get. I just really liked those vibrant colors and just needed an excuse to get some (even if for someone else). So please excuse the fact that they were originally designed for children - I am a child at heart ;-).

Deborah said...

Love the muffins and the measuring cups!!

ChichaJo said...

I love Donna Hay too so I totally understand! :) And those measuring cups and spoons are so cute! And the muffins look scrumptious!

Bordeaux said...

Delighted by the colours in your pictures. Those bright measuring spoons and cups really compliments those muffins. It all looks very tasty!