9 out of 10 people like Chocolate
The 10th person always lies.
I do believe this is true. Everyone likes chocolate, some white, some milk and the rest are in love with dark chocolate. I also like chocolate that's got dried fruits and nuts in it and then I go nuts eating it :D
I had 2 slabs of left over flavored chocolate, one with cranberries and the other with raisins since Valentine's day. Instead of gorging on them, I decided to incorporate them in muffins along with some regular chocolate chips and since chocolate and orange taste lovely together, I added orange as well, zest and juice both.
Did they turn out good? Yes, pretty good in fact. Cranberries and raisins covered in chocolate combined with the freshness of orange in a muffin for breakfast......why not?
Recipe Source: Bakingyummies
Makes 12 Muffins
280 grams / 10 ounces / 2 plus 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of regular salt
2 medium eggs at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
70 grams / 3 ounces / 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and at room temperature
50 ml / 1.5fl ounces / 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sour cream at room temperature
175 ml / 6fl ounces / 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
80 grams / 3 ounces / 1/2 cup caster or superfine sugar
150 grams / 6 ounces dark chocolate chunks (any flavor)
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C / 430 degrees F. Line the muffin tray with paper liners or grease and flour the tray. Reserve a few chocolate chunk aside.
In a bowl, sieve together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk the dry mixture using a hand held whisk until all the ingredients are thoroughly blended.
In another bowl or measuring jug, beat the egg, vanilla, butter, cream, milk, orange juice and sugar using the same hand held whisk.
Create a small well in the dry ingredients and pour all the wet mixture at once into the dry ingredients. Fold the mixture with a spatula until half way combined. Add the chocolate chunks and mix until just combined. It is absolutely fine if there are few small lumps in the batter but do not over mix it.
Divide the batter evenly among the cups. Using the chocolate chunks that you had reserved, press a couple of them on each muffin batter.
Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees C / 390 degrees F and bake for another 10 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and are springy to the touch.
Place the muffin pan on a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan and place on the wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy your home made Flavored Chocolate Chunk and Orange Muffins!
Storage Suggestions: Muffins are best eaten on the same day or they can be frozen in a ziplock bag or an airtight container for up to a month.