Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chocolate Muffins

My grandma's 99th birthday was last Monday.  She still lives in Deer Lodge and when I go to Montana I get to visit her.  This is the grandma that lived close to us when we lived in California and I loved playing cards with her.  I have fond memories of going to the beach with her, climbing the trees in her yard and eating the fruit, watching cartoons at her house, and one vague memory of riding a bus and going into San Francisco with her to see the giant Christmas tree next to the Macy's store.

I wasn't able to spend the day with her, but I did send her flowers to wish her a happy day.  At home we celebrated with these muffins for breakfast.  It was a special occasion, after all.

Chocolate Muffins
from Brown Eyed Baker

6 Tbsp. butter
2 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
Melt butter and dark chocolate in microwave and stir until smooth.  Set aside to cool.
In medium bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.  Set aside.
In small bowl mix buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract.
Add milk mixture and melted butter mixture into the flour mixture.  Mix until incorporated.  Add chocolate chips and fold in.
Portion mixture between prepared muffin cups.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool.  Serve warm or room temp.

1 year ago:    Nutella Mug Cakes for My Birthday
2 years ago:   Plain Chocolate Fudge and Losing June's Coat
3 years ago:   So Long to a Good Friend
4 years ago:   Grapefruit Pound Cake and the Change in Sunday Dinner

January 21, 2016   Sunrise 10:11am  Sunset 3:54pm   Temp. H -2/ L -8°F

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