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A: Eggcellent environmentally-friendly idea #1

Posted in Muffins with tags , , , on July 18, 2008 by gluttondressedaslamb

At the risk of sounding a little too pleased with myself, I am so very proud of this particular stroke of genius!

Firstly, I do believe I have found the world’s best chocolate muffin recipe (yes, really). Thanks once again to Dorie and her amazing substitution ideas combined with the unfaltering user-friendly recipes from Leiths Baking Bible I have discovered what just might be the perfect combination of liquids to use when baking (see recipe).

Secondly, check out the funky packaging!!!

Not quite what you were eggspecting?

Not quite what you were eggspecting?

Now, I’m not claiming to be the first person to have thought of transporting mini-muffins in an egg carton. In fact, I’d be quite surprised if no one’s thought of it before! BUT, I am nonetheless pleased with my clever discovery.

Triple Chocolate Muffins (adapted from Leiths Baking Bible)


285g self-raising flour

55g cocoa powder

225g soft light brown sugar

1 egg, beaten

85g butter, melted

175ml evaporated milk

100ml buttermilk

55g white chocolate chips

55g dark chocolate chips

85g milk chocolate chips


1. Heat oven to 180C

2. Combine flour, cocoa and sugar and whisk to combine

3. Combine egg, butter and both milks in a jug and add to the dry ingredients, mixing carefully.

4. Add chocolate chips and mix well.

5. Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes (15 minutes if baking mini-muffins)

6. Cool on wire rack and enjoy!

Makes 12 muffins plus 12 mini muffins, or 36 minis, or 18 muffins, or 6-10 jumbo muffins or one really, really big muffin. Mmmmm….. giant muffin……

Note: The evaporated milk may be substituted for milk and buttermilk for soured cream (as was in the original recipe), but I do find that the evaporated milk made the mix extremely creamy with a lovely, sticky mouth-feel, while the buttermilk gave it a fairly light crumb. Mix and match to figure out what suits you!