Posted in Chocolate, Cupcakes/Muffins

Double Choc Fudge Muffins

Recipes from homeliving
125g butter
3/8 cup cocoa
2 eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup caster sugar
5/8 cup plain flour
1/16 tsp baking powder
6 pieces of milk chocolate (I used lindt)
6 pieces of white chocolate (I used Milkybar)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Line muffin tin with cases.
Melt butter and sugar in a saucepan and stir.
sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into a bowl.
Pour in butter mixture, egg and vanilla essence and whisk ingredients.
Spoon half the mixture into muffin cases and place one piece of milk chocolate and one piece of white chocolate into each muffin.
Spoon in the remaining mixture
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until firm
Leave to cool for 10 minutes then turn onto cooling rack.
Makes 6
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Posted in Chocolate

Chocolate Truffles

black & white
black & black
black & green
white & black
white & green
Recipe from 8 days
100g dark/white chocolate
100ml of whipping cream
cocoa powder/green tea powder/icing sugar
1 tbsp of liqueur such as baileys (optional-which i didn’t use)
Break 100g of chocolate into chunks and place into a mixing bowl.
Heat 100ml of cream in a saucepan.
Tip: the general rule of thumb for this is to use equal parts of chocolate to cream (eg. 100g chocolate to 100ml cream)
When the cream comes to a boil, remove from heat and pour into the bowl of chocolate bits.
At this point, you may add a tablespoon of liqueur such as baileys for a boozy bite.
Stir mixture until cool and allow to cool a little, then refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to set.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out bite-sized balls from the now softly firm chocolate.
Use hands to quickly roll blobs into shapelier spheres if desired
Dust chocolate ball in a plate of sifted cocoa powder/green tea powder/icing sugar  & pop into paper case.
Suggested combination
dark chocolate & cocoa powder/green tea powder/icing sugar
white chocolate & cocoa powder/green tea powder
Makes about 20.
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Posted in Chocolate, Cookies/Shortbread

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe from BETTER basics
125g unsalted butter, softened
55g caster sugar
90g dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
175g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g dark chocolate, broken into small chunks
50g white chocolate, broken into small chunks
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Line oven tray with baking paper.
Put butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high for 3 minutes or until light and creamy.
Add vanilla and egg.
Beat until smooth.
Sift flour and bicarb into butter mixture.
Do not overmix.
Fold in chocolate.
Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and put on prepared tray, allowing for spreading.
Press flat.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until just set.
Cool completely on wire racks.
Makes 18
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