Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ultimate Brownie Muffins

I love muffins but it is so hard to find a good chocolate muffin, you know one that actually tastes like chocolate? While perusing Pinterest I discovered a recipe not only for chocolate muffins but one that is a combination of brownies and a muffin. Does it get any better than that?

Ultimate Brownie Muffins

4 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped
1/2 cup buter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with liners. Set aside. 
In a medium bowl place the chocolate and the butter. Heat for 20 second increments in the microwave until the chocolate and butter are melted, whisk to combine. 
In a small bowl sift the flour, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment combine eggs and sugar and beat on high speed until thick and pale, about 4 minutes. 
Reduce the speed to low and add the chocolate.
Stop the mixture and fold in the flour until just mixed, DO not over mix. 
Divide the batter between the lined muffin cups, fill 3/4 full.
Bake 13-16 minutes or until the a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs. Do not over bake or they will be dry.
Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool.
Warning: Do not over bake, when in doubt under-bake these muffins.

These muffins are fabulous, they are rich, dense, chocolaty and they have a crunchy, crackly brownie top. To be truthful I had to make them twice because I baked the first ones too long and they were a bit dry. The second batch came out perfect. 

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