Chocolate orange muffin

Hi everybody….it’s been a lot of time since I’ve write on the blog…

It is a very stressfull period, working really hard on exames and final dissertation.

Today it’s the first day back on cooking! I started with a sweet recipe….

I know it looks like a cup cake, but it’s not!

It’s the classic muffuin recipe I took from Nigella website, I knew I didn’t have to overmix ’cause it will cause a tough muffin with compact texture….but this time I mixed it even quickly then I used to….with a lot of lumps… and i have to say it came out heavenley…soooooo soft….it meleted in the mouth!!!!!

As frosting I melted 100 gr of dark orange chocolate with 25 gr of butter , 80 gr of cream cheese and 50 gr of icing sugar….so delicious!

Also I squezeed half orange and I’ve put the juice into the muffin dough…

The result is amazing!

The only thing that I don’t like is that the frosting is quite “wet” I mean that you are going to get dirty when you eat it, because it0s not dry….is that normal?

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Where’s the missing half?

I was in a bad mood today  so I absolutely needed to bake something!

Few days agò I found out this amazing recipe from here and since then I could’t stop thinking about it.

but today, well…I didn’t had the ingridient home and I couldn’t wait to bake, so I readapt the recipe according to what I had into the fridge.

I made basic Nigella muffin recipe (it never dissapoint me)

Once I spooned into the prepared muffin cases, I add 1 tsp of wildberries jam directly on the top of each muffin.

Then I sprinkled on  the topping which I made with:

1 oz melted butter, 4 tsp brown sugar, lemon zest.

Mix togheter and slowly add flour until it looks like crumble (use your finger).

Cook for 20 minutes at 390 F°

 

 

I was really satisfied 😉

Nigella muffins

Home all alone tonight…Can’t sleep, nothing on tv, don’t feel like studying or reading…feel like eating something sweet…too lazy to cook, absolutely nothing sweet at home….

mmmhhh…

…Ok, let’s make muffins!!

They are one of my favourite desserts, the best i have ever eat was during a trip in Stockholm at “muffin bakery”…I’m still dreaming about it!

Every time I make muffin at home I use Nigella Lawson recipe…I can assure you they are amazing….and so easy to do!

I’ll copy and paste the recipe to you:

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Special equipment: Muffin tin with paper muffin cases

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins. Spoon into the prepared muffin cases. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top and then bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.

The only thing I do differently is changing the main flavor for exemple instead of cocoa and chocolate chips I put granted carrots and icing cinnamon or bluebarry or chocolate and orange….you can choose whenever taste you like the most!

Every since I learned this recipe I can’t stop making muffins!! so THANK YOU NIGELLA!!

Tonight I did the same recipe, but with dark chocolate chunks instead of chips

I can’t wait to eat one!!

Sorry the pic is ugly…but I did it with my mobile phone…