Thursday, April 21, 2016

Chocolate Cranberry Muffins ( Williams Sonoma )




Want some stress free baking? Think muffins. They are probably one of the easiest thing to bake , we do not need to worry if we will get a nice flat top surface unlike cupcakes,no frosting required, some dont even require a hand mixer to make muffins and they are quickie bakes too...and here we have this chocolate muffins which the recipe was adapted from Williams Sonoma. There isnt much changes i made to the recipe itself except to replace the dried cherries with dried cranberries, used yogurt instead of buttermilk and omitted the nuts. Oh yes, and also the chocolate itself. I cant remember if i have come across unsweetened chocolate bar but i used what i have at home. The original recipe can be found here



At the same time, Bake Along would like to inform that due to some unforseen circumstances, we are unable to proceed with the linking tool . Those who have baked and wished to link with us can drop us a comment below or at Joyce or Zoe 's blog and provide a link back. Sorry for the inconvenience caused for the time being!




Recipe ( from the book Williams Sonoma Essentials of Baking )
makes 6 muffins, half the original recipe
Ingredients
30gms unsweetened chocolate , chopped ( i used 40gm 70% cocoa dark chocolate )
140gm cake flour/ all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
65gm butter, slightly softened
110gm golden brown sugar ( i used 80gm)
1/2 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk ( replaced with yogurt )
50gm dried cherries / cranberries
30gm toasted, skinned and chopped hazelnuts ( omitted and used a handful of choc chips to sprinkle on top of the muffins )

Directions
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 190C. .Grease the muffin pan cups.

Place the chocolate in a small saucepan over another pot of simmering water. Heat and stir often until the chocolate melts. Set aside to cool slightly.

Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl . In another large bowl, beat the butter on low speed until creamy. Gradually beat in the sugar till dissolved. Beat in the egg, vanilla and chocolate. Add the dry ingredients in 2 batches alternately with the buttermilk or yogurt and mix on low speed just until smooth.

Fold in the cherries and nuts. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup about 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 mins or util when a cake tester inserted into the center of the uffin come out clean. Let cool in th epan on wire rack for 2 mins, then turn out onto the rack. Store in airtight container up to 2 days.


10 comments:

  1. Hi Lena:)
    I was just telling Marion today that I wanted to bake up some muffins. As you say, they are stress free baking at its best and for us, we have more control over having too much cake to eat before it isn't fresh anymore. Muffins to the rescue and these are just perfect!

    Thanks for sharing, Lena...sorry about your linky problem...

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    1. Ass...saya tidak menyanka kalau saya sudah bisa sesukses ini dan ini semua berkat bantuan MBAH RAWA GUMPALA,saya yang dulunya bukan siapa-siapa bahkan saya juga selalu dihina orang dan alhamdulillah kini sekaran saya sudah punya segalanya,itu semua atas bantuan beliau.Saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH RAWA GUMPALA atas bantuan nomor dan dana ghaibnya,alhamdulillah kini saya sudah bisa membuka usaha kembali yang dulunya pakum karna masalah faktor ekonomi dan kini kami sekeluarga sudah sangat serba berkecukupan dan tidak pernah lagi hutang sana sini,,bagi anda yang punya masalah keuangan jangan sungkan-sungkan untuk menhubungi MBAH RAWA GUMPALA karna insya allah beliau akan membantu semua masalah anda dan baru kali ini juga saya mendaptkan para normal yang sangat hebat dan benar-benar terbukti nyata,ini bukan hanya sekedar cerita tapi inilah kisah nyata yang benar-benar nyata dari saya dan bagi anda yg ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi saja MBAH RAWA GUMPALA di 085==316==106==111




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      Ass...saya tidak menyanka kalau saya sudah bisa sesukses ini dan ini semua berkat bantuan MBAH RAWA GUMPALA,saya yang dulunya bukan siapa-siapa bahkan saya juga selalu dihina orang dan alhamdulillah kini sekaran saya sudah punya segalanya,itu semua atas bantuan beliau.Saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH RAWA GUMPALA atas bantuan nomor dan dana ghaibnya,alhamdulillah kini saya sudah bisa membuka usaha kembali yang dulunya pakum karna masalah faktor ekonomi dan kini kami sekeluarga sudah sangat serba berkecukupan dan tidak pernah lagi hutang sana sini,,bagi anda yang punya masalah keuangan jangan sungkan-sungkan untuk menhubungi MBAH RAWA GUMPALA karna insya allah beliau akan membantu semua masalah anda dan baru kali ini juga saya mendaptkan para normal yang sangat hebat dan benar-benar terbukti nyata,ini bukan hanya sekedar cerita tapi inilah kisah nyata yang benar-benar nyata dari saya dan bagi anda yg ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi saja MBAH RAWA GUMPALA di 085==316==106==111

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  2. Hi Lena,

    Nice muffins... I like its cakey brownies like texture and see yours are like mine too.

    I have already informed everyone that we are ending our bake-along and this is our second last post.

    So sad...

    Zoe

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  3. I would so much wanted to participate in this second last bake along session but since I am down with a bad cough, I have to stay away from chocolate. Nevertheless, nice bake.

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  4. I would so much wanted to participate in this second last bake along session but since I am down with a bad cough, I have to stay away from chocolate. Nevertheless, nice bake.

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  5. These muffins look terrific, Lena. I too love baking muffins...and the combo of chocolate and cranberry is just unbeatable.

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  6. 加了蔓越莓应该好好吃呢!感恩分享!

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  7. Hi Lena,
    You're right that baking muffin is somewhat stress free baking ... my big kids love all sorts of muffins too. Chocolate + cranberry is definitely great combi ... yummy too.
    Oh sad sad that Bake Along is saying goodbye.

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  8. This looks so good Lena! I have never made a chocolate muffin and love the idea of cranberry with it!

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  9. Hi Lena,
    Your muffins looks very cute! .... My mind is still blank...

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