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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Flowers, Perfume, and Muffins
What do they all have in common? Nothing. I got a pink Gerbera Daisy plant for my birthday and my favorite perfume from my sweet husband. :o) As for the muffins, I just thought I'd share the recipe-I got it from

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (Mel: Did not include)
1/3 cup whole almonds
(Mel: Did not include)
4 tablespoons white sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
2. In medium bowl, Sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl stir in milk, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients to large bowl; beat well. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, stir well.
3. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Poke almonds into tops of unbaked muffins. Sprinkle muffins with sugar.
4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
(Mel: I baked for 27 mins)

7 comments: said...

well i will have to try out that resipi!!!! it sounds very scrumptious!!!! nice pictures too!!!!

Joel Van Dyk said...

sorry that was me!!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, my mouth is watering! Nice close-up pictures - must be a good camera.

Doug and Melissa said...

Did you get a new camera?
Those are some great gifts that you got!! Can't wait to try the muffins!!

Anonymous said...

Mel, the pictures are gorgeous!!!! The muffins look good too! (@:


VanDyks said...

Mel, does this make 1 dozen or two? I want to give this a try.

Mel said...

One dozen. :o)