29 November 2019

Chocolate brownie muffins ( brownies /muffins de chocolate)









I had several recipes ready but it took me some time  start the posts, honestly it's hard  think what to talk about, maybe from here? of the current situation, of sorrows and distress, or  about Christmas that is so close and I love Christmas?

Although I am not normally depressed, it is hard to keep the spirit when you watch the news, when there are fires, looting and other things, how did this come about? I dont know.

Apart from praying, reading and baking (catharsis) I try to think about Christmas. Even in the most difficult times people celebrate Christmas, and I believe in God and the birth of Jesus, so I will try to take care of the Christmas spirit.

Well, apart from continuing to make jams (apricots are maturing) and I don't like to bury the fruit so that's what I'm in.
This recipe for "Brownie muffins" has the best of everything, it is a muffin with the taste of a brownie.

Thank you all for your mails, love and concern, hugs and  kisses to all !

Source :  Pretty, simple sweet 








Chocolate brownie muffins

Ingredients

4 oz /115 grams bittersweet chocolate (coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Method



Preheat oven to 350 °/180°c . Line 12 muffins cups with liners, Set aside.
To make the brownies 
In a medium heatproof bowl, place chocolate and butter. Heat mixture in the microwave in 20 seconds intervals, stirring between each interval until melted. Alternatively, you can set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl sift flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.

Using a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk eggs and sugar on high speed until thick and pale, about 4 minutes.Reduce speed to low and slowly add in chocolate mixture. Stop the mixer. Add flour mixture and fold using a rubber spatula just until combined.Do not overmix.

Divide batter between liners, filling them about 3/4 full.
Bake for 13 to 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out with moist crumbs and not dry. Be careful not to overbake as this will make the brownies dry. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Allow muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.


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73 comments:

  1. Dearest Gloria...I know exactly how you feel...all these terrible things happening in our world (we had another terrorist attack on the streets of London just yesterday)...it makes you wonder what is happening to humanity, doesn't it?🙁
    I guess all we can do is just keep trying to be cheerful...in spite of it all😊

    Well, you have certainly cheered me with these fabulous muffins...that look amazing!!
    Thank you so much 😊😊

    Have a great weekend!

    Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Thanks Ygraine, yes I know you understand my mood, some days Im happy and I think in Christmas but when I went to others places I remember all we are living.
      Love and hugs to you !
      Baking is my anti stress :)

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  2. Gloria, Love these brownie muffins. Its a nice crossover dessert...a brownie within a muffin! The news from Chile is very sad. Stores looted, people injured and killed... Perhaps the change will make things better for the general population in the end. That is of course the goal but I struggle with the means causing the change. Prayers for Chile and its people! Bake for therapy and try to enjoy the holidays. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David, here all love chocolate (me too) Yes Chile is a mess and especially Santiago, Hope all will be better soon Dabvid, I think this was necessary many times of injustices but all is really slow here , Prayers are absolutely necessary ! hugs gloria

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  3. Sure all in full bloom there. Yeah, best not to watch the news. That can make anyone depressed.

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    1. Yes I know sometimes is better dont see the news but if you think I live here of course Im worry. Thanks Pat, xo

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  4. These brownie muffins look terrific with those mocca beans(?) atop! Love your garden...so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Angie , yes I bought these mocca-chocolate beans and were perfect for this (are from Germany )
      Sometimes when I see something in stores I know I can use later (Im talking about baking and cook)

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  5. I hope the dove is a sign of better times ahead. Thinking and praying for you and your country, Gloria. P.S. Your brownie muffins look AMAZING! Love to you, my friend.

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    1. Thanks Lizzy, is a lovely Dove and make me feel the world still is a good place,I have apricots too and Im making apricots jam so all help. Thanks by yours prayers and love Lizzy, love you so much!

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  6. Your beautful dove ♥The photo is lovely.Yes think about Christmas..in dire times it's imperative to try and sway our minds away if only briefly.
    Cute muffins!

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    1. Thanks Monique, is a sweet girl. Yes Christmas help me in think in others good things, like you I think the universe always have beauty and amazing things, hugs!

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  7. I am so sorry about the situation you are experiencing. On TV they don't talk about it anymore and I hoped the protest was over. These muffins are delicious. We hope that the dove that made the nest, brings some peace and serenity. A big hug

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    1. Thanks Terry the protests still are almost all days, some days better some days more difficult.
      Grazie Terry

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  8. mi dispiace per la situazione che stai vivendo :-(.
    I muffin sono super golosi, un abbraccio e buon week end

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    1. Grazie Fede, is difficult I hope will be better in a time I dont know, I feel sad with all these.
      Un abbraccio cara !

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  9. It must so difficult for you and the people from Chile. Your brownie muffin look so good.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, it is, only I will the things coming on better than now. THanks dear

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  10. Ogni volta che vedo un servizio alla televisione, ti penso con grande affetto. Mi spiace molto!
    Questi dolcetti sono deliziosi ^_^
    Ti abbraccio forte <3

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    1. Grazie Dani, I know many of you are worry by us, thanks cara,
      Ti abbraccio Dani

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  11. A muffin and brownie combo? Yum!! Keep your head up as the world has to get better, it just must.

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  12. I also think the dove must be a sign for you to keep hopeful, Gloria ♥ Your garden is so lovely and these chocolate brownie muffins are something I would love to eat! I love chocolate :) Hugs, Dear xoxo

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  13. Yes Susan was curious, usually the birds dont make nest to close of us, but this girl put her nest here in fromt of our porch and is ok , always we have space for one more :)
    Love buganvillias Susan hugs and love !

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  14. It is a crazy world out there, at least it is nice and cozy here in blog-land. I love the look of your chocolate brownie muffins and the pretty plates you've used.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thanks Amalia, of course you have reason we live in a crazy world, but sometimes is hard!!Hugs and love Amalia!!

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  15. Irresistibili, così cioccolatosi li adoro!!!

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  16. Love the dove. The muffins look very yummy. Have a good day Diane

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  17. Fabulous brownie muffins! Looks so good!
    Love your bougainvillea, so pretty! Cute dove, hope her eggs will hatch with healthy babies!

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    1. Thanks Joyce, yes is funny the dove find ok make a nest there! We seen 2 eggs , hope all goes well :)
      Love bouganvillea too !!

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  18. I would love one of your brownie muffins right now - I am craving a chocolate treat and they look wonderful! The dove nesting in your plant is so beautiful! A good sign. I am sorry for what you're going through. Prayers and love for you. HUGS XOXO

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    1. aww Reeeni what lovely would be we live more close, and you can taste my treats! Thanks by the prayers, love and hugs especially for you dear!

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  19. You always have such nice dishes. This looks very good.

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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    1. Aww Sage still I dont visit you (sorry me) but I will go soon, I love all dishes especially and sometimes I buy in E-bay or antiques sites. Thanks so much

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  20. Tus brownies se ven deliciosos!!....mantener la fe y rezar.....cuidate mucho!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

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    1. Gracias Marcela amiga, hago todo eso pero a veces el espiritu es fragil, me duele esa gente que de un dia para otro quedo ciega o con heridas en sus ojos es MUY terrible. No deberia ser!!Espero todo vaya mejorando. Me duele todo esto que pasa. Un abrazo fuerte !

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  21. These look wonderful, Gloria! Happy to be a new subscriber!

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  22. Dear Gloria, these brownie muffins of yours look quite wonderful, they have a deep, rich, chocolate color and I love that you decorated them with chocolate mocca beans (one of my kids adores these).
    Very nice post, my friend!

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  23. I do like the look of the muffins, many thanks for the recipe suggestion.
    Your bougainvillea looks lovely, so does the dove nest in your plant :)

    My good wishes to you ... these are troubling times.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan I love my bouganvillia and this dove is curious, :)
      Thanks

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  24. What beautiful flowers and a delicious looking brownie muffin. Yum! I am so sorry to hear about all the unrest and stress where you are. I can imagine how hard that is and I am glad you are trying to focus on the positive. Sending you hugs and prayers that things improve!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess, allprayers are welcome, I pray too to this improve, I can't believe we are so close of Christmas !! hugs

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  25. It has been a tough year, but I am looking forward to the hope and love that Christmas tends to bring. Your muffins look divine, Gloria. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Dear Theresas I know what you mean , a hard year and a crazy year, Christmas is always special for me so I try to be in Christmas mood :)

      Hope you have a wonderful week and a nice Advent time Theresa!

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  26. Hi, very good but not for me prohibeted cakes too much sugar for me. Have a nice evening love.

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  27. I'm having a hard time watching the news lately too! These brownie muffins look decadent and delicious.

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  28. Oh Gloria...I am loving the brownie chocolate muffins...and the texture of it...thanks for the recipe. Yes, there are so many bad news, but we have to keep ourselves positive.
    Big hug to you...have a lovely rest of the week!

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    1. Thanks JUliana love these muffins too !! Thanks and hugs to you

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  29. Mi spiace leggerti così triste. I tuoi dolci esprimono sempre la tua anima così sensibile e delicata. Un abbraccio

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  30. The dove is a good thing for sure! And your cupcakes are perfect, I'd love one now! And the bougainvillea is gorgeous! Yes, concentrate on Christmas and take care!

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  31. Muffins, I mean! Your plates are so pretty too!

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    1. Yes Pam I know what you wants means!!! hugs!!

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  32. I feel so bad that you have to deal with all of these problems. But the muffins do look like a good distraction. Interestingly I just used the brownie concept to make Madeleines...

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