Monday, November 5, 2012

SRC: Mocha Muffins

Is is just me or does it seem like time has been moving past at warp speed? I guess it's just me. I've been upto my ears with work, orders, prepping samplers etc. and am enjoying every minute of it. I just wish there were more hours in the day. There's so many ideas I can't wait to try out for this holiday season but such little time.

Anyway, today I find myself at yet another SRC reveal. I literally had to scramble about all day to get my post done in time. I try to not leave things till the nth hour, but this month really took its toll. Nevertheless, alls well that ends well. And end well it did. This month I was assigned a cute blog called Dancing Veggies (so much cuteness right at the start in the name itself). I was amazed at the variety of vegetarian food Amanda has on her blog. I'm always looking for ways to try and incorporate more meatless meals in our diet, so I was very excited. I have a list of things I'm itching to try like her Farmer's Market Quiche, Vegetarian Moussaka and her BBQ Pineapple Tofu Pizza to name just a few. I finally settled on her Mocha Muffins with chocolate chips, simply because you can't go wrong with chocolate and I happen to know that coffee and chocolate pair together nicely. I wasn't wrong, the flavors of these muffins were spot on. Not too sweet - just the way I like it, with the right coffee to chocolate ratio. I really enjoyed these and I know I'll be making them again with just one change, I found my batter a little dry and so eventually after baking, the muffins were soft and moist on the inside but crusted on top. I guess there's something I didn't do right. Hop on over to Amanda's blog to see what they should look like. I  think I'll up the moisture content next time by adding some yogurt or buttermilk and see if that helps. I will update this post once I do that. All said and done, I really liked these muffins. I think I'd be able to have about 2 or 3 of them in one sitting with a nice tall glass of milk.Yummy.



I love the look of these brown swirly striped cupcake liners I managed to score with great difficulty. Here's what the inside looks like -

Mocha Muffins 
Yields 12

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup coffee (I used instant coffee and made it fairly strong)
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 170ÂșC and line a muffin pan.

Mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder in a mixing bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips. Mix well till just incorporated.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spoon the batter into the lined muffin tin and bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Enjoy with a tall glass of milk.




14 comments:

  1. You are right; coffee and chocolate are great together. I make some mocha muffins too; they use straight up instant espresso powder, which really "ups" the coffee flavor. Great way to start the day!

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    1. I agree, nothing to beat the caffeine kick in the morning!

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  2. What a great muffin! I love chocolate and coffee together!

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  3. Mocha is a perfect flavor and life here is also flying, can't believe that the holidays are right around the corner.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken.

    Lisa~~

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  4. The flavors sound amazing together. I need to make a batch of these muffins for an easy grab and go breakfast. I too can't believe how quickly the time is flying by. I'm not ready for the holidays.

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  5. Yum! These sound really good! I think I'm the only one who would make them...no one else likes coffee...great choice

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    1. I absolutely love coffee and these have the same lovely flavour!

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  6. Lovely muffins! Mochas are definitely one of my fav 'splurge' drinks - great in muffin form too, I bet!

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  7. Cool blog you got for SRC and these look great...mocha and chocolate chips :-)

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