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Monday, October 29, 2018

Marble Muffins - #MuffinMonday




These marbled muffins are a result of stress baking. It’s been a rough week. I lost a freelancing gig that I was counting on to cover some expenses. Hours after that, I realized that I might not be getting through to my students at all. I need a new approach. Then a cheque that I was told that I would be getting is somehow on hold – indefinitely. I got into a little tiff with someone (still in it) and then on Saturday morning, our water utility company decided to fix some leaking pipes. That sounds like a good thing, right? Except they didn’t forewarn us and I realized what was happening when the washing machine wouldn’t fill up. No water on Sunday either and based on their progress, Monday could be dry too. "Good" times that call for chocolate and baking.

These muffins are a bit on the cakier side of the muffin - cupcake spectrum. I think next time I’ll use some sour cream and try for a denser muffin. Still delicious though and definitely satisfying my chocolate and baking needs. OK, I’m lying, the handful of chocolate chips that I ate took care of the chocolate need.

More muffins below the recipe!



Marble Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients

240 grams flour

100 grams sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons cocoa powder



Method

Grease a muffin pan. Preheat oven to 425 F.

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate container whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cocoa powder.

Gently combine the wet and the dry ingredients mixing only until just combined. Lumps are OK.

Remove scant half of the batter and add the cocoa powder.

Use tablespoons to drop alternate drops of white and chocolate batter filling the cups almost full. Use a toothpick marble the batters at the end but be careful not to overdo it. I left some of mine as is.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Cool slightly and then remove from the pans.




Muffin Monday
#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday, can be found on our home page.
Muffin Monday
#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday, can be found on our home page.
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5 comments:

  1. Some days just call for chocolate Kelly. Hope things are brighter today.

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  2. The muffins look great, Kelly! Fingers crossed that things turn around for you soon. Am always around if you need a chat.

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  3. Sounds like a super challenging week, Kelly. Look at the swirl on your chocolate marble muffins though! Gorgeous! Wishing you a better week to make up for the last one.

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  4. I hope next week is better! These muffins sound like the perfect pick me up!

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  5. Kelly,
    I'm sorry your week sucked, and I'm glad you made muffins to share with us. Stress baking FTW! I'm intrigued with the idea of adding some sour cream--I love love love Entemann's Sour Cream Chip & Nut Loaf which ticks both the chocolate craving and the quick bread/cake craving, so perhaps sour cream in these would do the same thing.
    Thanks!

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