Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Coffee Chocolate-chip muffins

Those irresistible coffee and chocolate cravings. I am getting those too often now. One afternoon it was too much and I decided to make these Coffee chocolate-chip muffins.

2 cups self raising flour (2 cups flour minus 3 tsp; add 3 tsp baking powder. Keep the 3 tsp flour aside)
3/4 cup vanilla sugar or 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup milk
2 tbsp - instant coffee powder
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan on stove-top or in the microwave for 40-50 seconds. Allow to cool.
In another bowl, combine flour and sugar. 
Crack the egg in a medium sized bowl, add milk and coffee. Whisk vigorously until the coffee dissolves.
Pour this coffee mix into the flour and sugar and add the melted butter.
Stir until just combined and fold in chocolate chips. Before mixing the chocolate chips, toss the chocolate chips in the 3 tsp flour removed while making the self-raising flour. The flour coating on the chips will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the cupcake moulds.
Full the muffin cups to 2/3 and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Verdict: These are incredible soft and tasty muffins. Quick preparation and awesome taste! If you are a chocolate and coffee fan, this one is a must-have  :)

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