I’m sure you remember my Healthy Muffins recipe from last week. Some of you might even think, this is probably too much of it now- another muffin recipe within two weeks! Well, here is the thing. I guess we all like getting those WordPress emails saying “this one and this one just started following your blog. Congratulations!” and so on. I have to confess that I’m a bit addicted to my mobile- especially the new one oh yay!- so before I go to sleep, I ALWAYS check my emails once again, and a few other things. So, last week, I was going through my correspondence, when suddenly I received that message ” kubazuk5@… just started following your blog”. Hmmm…I know, each email address is different right?! And all of them seem to be a bit weird, but this one sounded sort of familiar, a bit funny and still weird enough! A few seconds later I figured it was my little nephew 😀 He’s only 7 and already probably the biggest IT expert in the whole family! I remember some time ago my sister told me, she showed him my blog and he immediately asked if he could also have a blog, just like mine. I was looking at that short notification thinking that it was so sweet of him. I called him a few days later and asked which muffins he likes the most when his sister makes them and he told me “the chocolate ones”. So there you go. The golden rule says, if you have two kids you have to share everything equally between the two of them. Here is another muffin post then, but this time dedicated to my little nephew. I simply would like to say a big THANK YOU to my cutest follower 🙂 I was truly touched that evening. As for the recipe, at the beginning I thought I would share my niece’ recipe again, but this time I decided to look for something else. These muffins are not healthy at all! They are decadent, full of chocolate and hazelnuts. This time I went for it! I changed the original recipe a bit, by adding the orange flower water again and I also added the raspberries directly to the pastry.
I guess it’s easy to figure out that I’m already sort of in Christmas mood- I hope you will enjoy these pictures and these muffins! They are perfect for a pre-Christmas breakfast with some coffee or milk. And the raspberries brake so nicely the taste of chocolate and hazelnuts!
Makes 8 big muffins or 10 smaller ones, preparation time around 30 min, baking time- 20 min, oven temperature 200 C
- 150 g o f hazelnuts
- 180 g of sugar
- 140 g of butter
- 100 g of dark chocolate
- 150 g of raspberries
- 1.5 teaspoon of baking powder
- 100 g of flour
- 3 eggs
I also added 2 tablespoons of orange flour water, but if you don’t have it don’t worry.
Fry the hazelnuts in the oven for 12 minutes, peel off the skin and crush them in the food processor together with sugar. They should have a consistency of flour.
In a big bowl melt together the chocolate and butter- prepare the bain marie- if you’re not sure how to do it have a look here.
Once the chocolate and butter are melted add the mixture to the hazelnuts and combine everything evenly. Mix the ingredients for about 1 minute.
Add the baking powder to the flour and then add it to the chocolate and hazelnuts. Don’t forget about the orange flour water- this is the time when you can use it. Mix all together for another minute. Add the eggs and mix again for 2 minutes. At the very end add the raspberries- combine them gently with the muffin dough.
Preheat the oven and start pouring the dough to the muffin pans- 2 table spoons if you want them to be medium size, and a bit more if you want them to be the killer breakfast muffins!
Place the muffins for about 20 minutes in the oven. When you take them out let them cool down- remember the raspberries are going to be on the bottom of the muffin pans- if you try to take the muffins while they’re still warm, the bottom will simply stay in the muffin pan…Believe me, I know what I’m talking about 😀
All credits go to White Plate.