November 5, 2013

Double chocolate muffins and chocolate chip cookies



Honestly, I don't even know what to say. These muffins are to die for.
I just realized I have never baked real chocolate muffins before. Obviously I've made chocolate cupcakes, but these are something else. SO simple and chocolatey and good.
I looked into the oven as they were baking. They had been in the oven for 8 minutes or so, and they were completely overflowing. I thought it was going to get worse (I hate cleaning my oven!), but it didn't. I think they turned out really pretty, just the way I want my muffins to look. Overflowing and super chocolatey.

These two recipes must be two of my favorite simple chocolate recipes. I mean, they're classics! Did you know that chocolate chip cookies is the second most popular search term on my blog (except for 'call me cupcake')?! I'm not surprised though, it's a fabulous little cookie.

And on another note. You guys have spoken, and I have (finally) listened. From now on I will try to write all recipes in grams. I really should have done this a long time ago. I hope that works for you!







Double chocolate muffins
makes 12

Printable recipe

300 g all purpose flour
80 g cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
250 g granulated sugar
100 g butter, melted
250 ml buttermilk (about 1 cup or 8.45 US fluid ounces)
2 large eggs
150 g dark chocolate (70%), coarsely chopped

Heat oven to 200°c (392F). Prepare a cupcake pan with 12 muffin liners. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl. Set aside. Mix sugar, butter, buttermilk and eggs in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate, but save 1/4 of the chocolate to put on top of muffins. Divide batter between 12 liners, filling them completely full. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate pieces. Bake for 18-21 minutes or until a cake tester comes out almost clean.







Chocolate chip cookies
makes 40-50 cookies

Printable recipe

300 g all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
150 g butter, melted and cool
150 g light brown muscovado sugar (or light brown sugar)
90 g granulated sugar (90 g)
1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
150 g dark chocolate (70%), chopped
150 g milk chocolate, chopped

Heat oven to 160°C (320F).
Sift flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in a bowl. Add the egg and egg yolk and beat until combined.
Add flour mixture and mix until a dough forms. Stir in chocolate. Roll evenly sized balls and put on a piece of baking paper (you'll probably have to bake 2-3 sheets. Don't forget to leave some space between cookies as they float out). Bake for 9-13 minutes.

121 comments:

  1. WOW- the chunks of chocolate on top of the chocolate muffin batter is definitely my favorite picture. These look like they would be insanely chocolatey, and in that case I'm all for them :) Gorgeous photos as usual!

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    1. Glad to hear that as I only added that in the last minute.. I though it added a little something extra :-)
      And thank you so much!

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  2. Åh, så underbart!!! :)
    Det var precis vad jag behövde i novembermörkret!
    Kram

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    1. Härligt! Och visst är det mörkt.. jag tröstar mig med att det snart är jul!
      Kram på dig

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  3. Can you adopt me? *___*
    I love, love, love your recipes!

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    1. Haha, I'd love that! I need someone who helps me eat ;-)

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    1. Thanks! They really are so good :-)

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  5. Gosh...! This looks soooo yummy! And your photos so great!!!

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  6. I love both recipes!! The muffins are perfectly dark and dreamy and the cookies look fab!

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    1. Mmm, definitely two of my favorites! :-)

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  7. DECADENT and DELICIOUS- OH MY! xo Diana

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    1. They truly are, yet so simple to make! x Linda

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  8. Oh my goodness, these look to-die for. I love a good chocolate muffin, but I've never tried making one at home. This may be the sign that it's time. Love your stunning blog and so glad I found it!

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    1. Thank you so much! I've never tried making them at home either but I'm so glad I did! xo Linda

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  9. On a late night with lots of work to do I'd almost kill for one (or a few) of those Choc Chip cookies right now!! Gorgeous!

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    1. It's impossible to just have one :-)
      Let's trade!! Food for cookies!

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    2. Done deal! We should have a blog meet combining greg food + great cookies and cake :-)

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  10. These muffins look delicious. So chocolatey. I recently made muffins but these are going on my to do list. And the chocolate chip cookies look good too!

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    1. Thank you Rochelle!
      I couldn't choose between these two recipes if I had to.. :-)

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  11. If I'm going to make cakes/cupcakes/cookies from your recipes each week, I'll never be able to slim down. =P (especially since you've started writing in grams yay! Thank you for that! I just bought a digital weighing scale so, double the yay!!)

    I was going to use your chocolate chip cookies recipe yesterday but I didn't have muscovado sugar but since you listed light brown sugar as alternative, I'll give it a go. Those muffins look fabulous. I've never done a muffin before maybe its time I give it a shot. Again, stunning pictures and thanks for the recipes. xx

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    1. I'm so happy the weight measurements work for you :-)

      I hope it went well and thanks for the lovely comment! xo Linda

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  12. oh god. these muffins look decadent. oh, god.

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  13. I hate cleaning my oven too, but I think these muffins would be worth the elbow grease :) delicious!

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    1. I didn't have to though! It just looked like that :-) Probably need to clean it anyway.. Thank you :-)

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  14. To die for! Muffins make chocolate for breakfast seem totally acceptable.

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    1. Haha, so true! I love how you think.

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  15. Vad gott det ser ut! Idag inviger jag din receptbok med chokladtårtan. Älskar dina recept!

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    1. Härligt! Den är min favorit <3 Och tusen tack för dina ord!

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  16. gah, I didn't even realise I wanted a chocolate muffin so much until I saw these pictures! *drools*

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  17. Jag brukar inte tigga röster och så, men jag skulle bli sååå himla glad om du ville rösta på mitt bidrag i denna tävlingen. Mitt bidrag är bilden med macaronsen, VECKA 4 :) Jag älskar dig livet ut om du gör det ;)

    http://www.tv4.se/hela-sverige-bakar/artiklar/vem-r%C3%B6star-du-p%C3%A5-i-v%C3%A5r-stora-baklycket%C3%A4vling-527a1592c45948ed76000025

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    1. Jag har röstat! Ser ju ut att gå bra :-) Lycka till Maria! Kram, Linda

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    2. Självklart ska du tigga röster!! Jag har också röstat på dig nu, din var ju dessutom den finaste! Det här vinner du...

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  18. Cupcakes are just in, and yours make water run i my little hungry mouth:-)
    I will ask my daughter to bake them for me this weekend.
    She makes art of everything, if you have time look at http://www.mariahoffbeck.blogspot.com
    Also there is a nice Giveaway this month.
    A mom

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    1. Lovely! How awesome to have a daughter who baked delicious and beautiful cakes for you :-)
      x Linda

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  19. these do look absolutely mouth watering! I will be trying out this recipe.

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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    1. They were soo good! I love how the top gets a little crunchy and the inside is soft, almost like a cookie! Hope you like them. x Linda

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  20. Those look like the best chocolate muffins I have ever seen! Your cookies look great too, I love your photography. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Karen! They truly were the best :-)

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  21. Amazing and I can't wait to make these. The most beautiful chocolate muffins ever.

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    1. Thank you Angela! Let me know if you do! x Linda

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  22. is it 1 TBSP (tablespoon) baking powder?

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  23. yaaaay for converting into grams!

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  24. Åh vad gott det ser ut! Har du slutat lägga upp recepten på svenska? Då får jag helt enkelt ta och översätta, för detta vill jag inte missa.

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    1. Hej Sofia!
      Ja, på denna bloggen är det bara engelska som gäller! MEN, du kan hitta alla recept på blogg.amelia.se/lindalomelino, där på svenska :-)

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  25. You know how to make chocolate dreams come true, Linda! These look absolutely divine.

    P.S. I'm going to make the chocolate cake with dulce de leche and fleur de del for Father's Day next Sunday!

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  26. I'm so excited to make these, I can't even tell you. Chocolate heaven! Thanks!

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  27. Oh my, those Muffins look so delicious! I can't imagine anything better than big chunks of chocolate in them. Thanks for sharing! And thank you for writing your recipes with grams, that really helps a lot!

    xo Julia

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  28. The second picture - I die! Those look amazingly delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I added it to my "to-make" list!

    XO - Madeline - Chop&Central

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  29. I've just made these and the flavour is amazing - unfortunately I slightly overcooked them making them a bit crunchy on the top (mainly because my cake skewer was coming out dirty but that was due to the melted chocolate chips not raw cake as I thought). I will be trying this again - probably many times!

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    1. So glad to hear that! Mine were slightly crunchy on top too but that's kind of what I liked about them.. haha :-)

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  30. Jag gjorde muffinsen häromdagen och min kommentar var: "De ser ju ut som på cafe!!!!" och så himla goda!!

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  31. Wow, these look amazing! I'm craving chocolate now.....Beccy

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  32. Hi Linda! When I saw this muffins, I could that I have to do it. They are really delicious! Hm, I'm going to kitchen to eat one. :)
    Petra

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    1. Today I made the cookies too. My Mom asked me, what will I bake afternoon, and I didn't have plans, so I bake it. And they were really good, yes, they were, my family ate them quickly.
      Sorry I can't speak English well, I'm Hungarian, but I hope, you understand me. :)
      Petra

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    2. Of course I understand! Your English is fine (mine isn't perfect either!). So glad to hear your family enjoyed them!

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  33. I love that you call these "muffins" so that we can pretend that they are at least kind of healthy. Who really cares though? If it has chocolate I am eating it regardless!

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    1. Hahaha, I love the way you think!

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  34. It looks wonderful, I bet it taste like one too!
    I'm going to try this next weekend ^^

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  35. I JUST made the muffins and they are incredibly soft, airy and chocolatey ♥
    The only thing is that you really need a muffin tray, otherwise they are going to spread if you use only the paper molds. But the are equally delicious ♥ Oh, gosh! I can't stop eating!!

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  36. I love your blog and thank you very much for putting the recipes in grams, I'm from Spain and I start making your own recipes. Greetings.

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  37. Dear Linda I have discovered your blog yeaterday and I would like to thank you, there is so much positive energy and inspiration! Love your cakes and cant wait to try some! Best wishes from Czech republic!

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    1. Aww, how kind of you! Thank you! <3

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  38. I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO MUCH... I REALLY LIKE THE WAY YOU WRITE YOUR RECIPE IN DETAILS.
    BEST LUCK FROM MALAYSIA

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  39. Hi Linda,
    I must say that your blog is so attractive!
    I just love the way you do your food presentation and also the way you capture and edit your photos.
    It makes the food looks so attractively mouth-watering!
    I also love the fact that you generously share your yummy recipes to your readers.
    Thank you! I shall try one of your recipes when I'm in the mood to bake.
    Best wishes!

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    1. Hi Shehzana!
      Thank you so very much for those kind words. They make me so happy! :-)
      Let me know how it goes if you decide to give it a try!
      All the best, Linda

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  40. Hi Linda!

    The chocolate chip muffins look SO DELICIOUS, as well as the chocolate chips! I've been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie for SO LONG! I'm planning to try this recipe today, but I just had a few questions... :)

    1) Are the cookies hard after a couple days?
    2) About how big are they? In the US, we use over 300g of all purpose flour and end up with only about 24 cookies.
    3) How big should the rolled balls of dough be when I put them on the baking sheet to bake?

    Thank you so much! I am so excited to try this recipe!!!! :)

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    1. Hi!

      1. I wouldn't say they get hard, just.. hmm, chewy :-)
      2. They're kind of small. You could definitely make them bigger if you want to though I prefer my cookies bite-size!
      3. That's really up to you! I generally use about 35 grams of dough for each cookie but for these i think I may have used a little less, about 25 grams or so.

      Good luck and let me know how it goes!

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  41. Hello Linda! I've been attracted by cute pictures of your cupcakes! I have to say your photography skill is fantastic~ :) Anyway, thank you for sharing your recipe! I do love chocolate cupcakes so much. And I really appreciate that your guide contains sufficient introduction, even step by step! As a girl, I always love to bake desserts, such as cream cakes. This time, I will try these wonderful muffins and cookies! I can imagine Chocolate Chip Cookies plus a glass of milk will make a perfect match for my breakfast!

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    1. Hi Victoria!
      Thank you so much, you are too kind!
      Hope that you will enjoy the cookies if you try them :-)
      X Linda

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  42. Oooh these look delicious! I definitely have to try these...

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  43. I tried them, they are perfect :) I'll soon write a post about them on my blog :)

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    1. Yay! So glad you liked them. Can't wait to see your post!

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  44. Hello from France,

    I tried the recipe and the muffins are just amazing.
    I added some white chocolate shrink

    Thanks

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    1. Hi! So happy to hear they turned out great! White chocolate sounds great :-)

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  45. Hey Linda,

    Do you have the recipe in cups/tablespoons or do you think it's better to bake in grand since it's more accurate? I've never baked with grams before, and I only have an ounce scale measurer. :)

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    1. Hi there :-)

      Well, I usually both measure and weigh when I bake to make sure my recipes are accurate, only problem is that I measure in deciliter and milliliter and I don't think that helps you, right?
      Try googling for example: "300 g in oz" and you'll see the measurement right there without actually using a converter. Good luck!

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  46. These muffins are absolutely stunning! My husband would be all over these =)

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  47. WOW det ser UNDERBART gott ut:) din blogg gör att jag vill laga mat hela tiden haha.

    Kolla in länken ovan...ett läckert recept jag bifogat som ingen får missa:)

    Ha en härlig vecka:)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - En inredningsblogg för alla

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  48. The recipes look great, but the measurements in grams lost me.

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    1. Sorry to hear that, but it's either grams or ml's for me, and many people have asked for grams!

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  49. Your baking and photo skill makes my mouth water every single time I visit. Now that you've switch to grams, all the imperial users will come out of the woodwork-count me as one of them ;)

    Sunny

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  50. Hello, I just finished baking this cupcakes, they are my first and we just loved them. They tasted pretty good. I just used 200gr of sugar because I didn´t know if your country like very sweet food or not. But they great! Thank you and i going to try more.

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    1. They taste really good.

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  51. I reeeeally want to try out both of these recipes (they look absolutely delicious!), but I'm afraid of trying to convert the grams - that it'll either be too much or too little when converted. And I know with baking, you can't mess up. :(

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  52. Ohhhhh these muffins look so divine! Want want want gonna make make make. You really inspire me with your blog, I am a food blogger too, but everytime I visit your blog, I am left speechless... The pictures! Are you a professional photographer? Because it looks so :) Anyway, You are a very very talented person and I wish you best of luck for the upcoming year :)

    Ieva Marija
    An inspired food blogger from Vilnius, Lithuania

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  53. Hello Linda,

    I just baked some muffins with this recipe of yours and they turned out absolutely delicious! Smell of chocolate filled up my apartment as it was heated up in the oven. I made myself a cup of tea and am going to share those fabulous guys with a friend. Your recipe made my day. :)

    Best,
    Jack

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    1. Hi Jack!

      I'm so delighted to hear that! Sounds like a great day :-)

      All the best, Linda

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  54. Both of these recipes sound amazing but I need the cup measurement not gram. I dont have a kitchen scale. Ill probably be surfing the internet trying to find a conversion table because my mouth is watering. So badly!

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    1. Ah, too bad! Hope you are able to figure it out.. there are some great converters out there :-)

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  55. These muffins are fabulous! Big thumbs up on these. They are basically insanely tasty little chocolate cakes in muffin form. I'm lazy so I used dark chocolate baking chips instead of chopping up my own. I don't have a food scale either, but was able to find some good conversions specific to the ingredients (ie, 100g of cocoa powder isn't the same quantity of 100g of flour, which should be intuitive, but isn't). I'll definitely try the cookies next! Thanks from New Zealand.

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    1. So happy to hear that you liked them! x Linda

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  56. Dear Linda, thank you so much for all the inspiration you put out there. I am a wedding and boudoir photographer myself and enjoy your food photography a great deal. Last weekend I tried your double choc muffin recipe and OH MY GOD yummy. I have posted the recipe on my wedding blog and have linked back to your blog. I hope you get many bake-crazy visitors from Austria in the near future :-)
    looking forward to more calorie rich goodies :-)

    http://www.hochzeitum3.at/double-chocolate-chip-muffins-fuer-chocoholics/

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    1. Awesome! Your muffins look delicious :-) I'm so glad you enjoyed them! x Linda

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  57. I just made half recipe, for valentine's day gifts. Awesome muffins. Tasty, perfect texture... Thank U!

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  58. Hej,

    Vad är den svenska motsvarigheten till "butter milk" eller finns det något man kan ersätta det med, eventuellt vanlig mjölk? Läste någonstans att man kunde använda filmjölk istället men det finns tyvärr heller inte här i Finland.

    Tack på förhand :)

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    1. Hej! Det är just filmjölk som du säger. Tror det bästa alternativet är antingen yoghurt eller möjligtvis gräddfil :-)

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  59. These sound great! Wish I had some cocoa powder on hand - I'd totally make them this morning!

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  60. Hello,
    I know my english is very bad (i'm french), but I write you to say that I tested your muffins and they're extra !
    ( http://calialavanille.canalblog.com/archives/2014/03/11/29378615.html )

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  61. Thanks for sharing muffins recipe,Please can you share me the recipe of chocolate chip cookies

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