Friday, September 18, 2009

lemon chocolate nib muffins

Sorry for so many muffins this week, I had some butter that I wanted to use up.

Anyway, before we went to Palau, I also had some lemons that needed using, since I knew I wouldn't get around to using them before we left, I zested, squeezed and froze them.

Then yesterday, I prepared the batter according to the following recipe (it is similar to the muffin recipe I just posted with a few changes)...

Lemon Chocolate Nib Muffins--makes 6

150 grams flour
6 grams baking powder
1 medium egg
80 grams sugar
50 grams butter, measured then melted
50 mililiters lemon juice
20 mililiters milk
zest of lemon
60 grams chocolate chips
handful of cacao nibs

Sift the baking powder, flour and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
In another bowl, beat the egg and sugar for about 2 minutes.
Add the milk and melted butter, beat for another 10-15 seconds.
Add the lemon juice, zest, nibs and chocolate to the the sifted dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture.

Stir with a spatula and mix until just incorporated.
Fill 6 muffin papers as evenly as possible.
Bake for 25 minutes.

NOTES: The original lemon muffin recipe says "juice of one lemon". I didn't know if I should add the lemon juice plus the full amount of milk in the basic recipe or even out the liquid to match the amount of liquid in the basic muffin recipe. In the end, I decided to even out the liquid, for fear of having too much liquid in the batter. These were puckery. The chocolate I used was 60%. I think if I used a chocolate closer to milk chocolate, it may have balanced things out. Still, I liked these---really moist, chocolatey and very lemony.

It is Friday...Saturday starts a 5-day weekend here...hope you have a good weekend!

11 comments:

2kamuela47 said...

those looks so good!

K and S said...

thanks Laura :)

Take care.
Kat

tofugirl said...

Hm! I wouldn't have thought of putting chocolate and lemon together, but that sounds really good.

K and S said...

If you try this Tofugirl, I hope you like it :)

Take care.
Kat

Mikuru Hirai said...

Wow, that is really nice Kat! I'll follow your recipe and I'll add a few ingredients... hmm.. how about mashed potatoes and grated carrots?

Debinhawaii said...

Looks yummy. I think I need to make some more muffins after seeing your batches. Enjoy the 5-day weekend! ;-)

jalna said...

Looks so good, I wanna try it. I've been online trying to figure out how to convert the gram measurements and haven't found an easy solution. Sorry for my inexperience, but is this by weight? I had to google "cacao nibs" too . . . they sound ono!

K and S said...

Can't wait to see what kinds of muffins you bake Debinhawaii :)

Yes Jalna, this is by weight, you could use Online Conversion, if you can find a metric scale it may be closer though. I like to use cacao nibs because it gives more chocolate flavor with a nutty texture :)

Take care you two.
Kat

K and S said...

Hmm with the mashed potatoes and carrots, those should be interesting muffins Mikuru :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Funny that you should post this because I've got that peshawari naan dough rising in the kitchen and I was thinking to do lemon and chocolate filling! Not sure though...I only have white chocolate, I wonder if it would work?

K and S said...

Not really a fan of white chocolate, but I don't see why the combination wouldn't work Rowena :)

Hope you post what happens, take care.
Kat