A few posts ago I mentioned my interest in returning to a healthier lifestyle. I was determined to be more active and to eat properly. So I really can’t explain why I spontaneously decided to bake a dozen enormous chocolate chip muffins today for no reason at all. No reason at all. None. Baking is my weakness. And when I made my second cup of coffee for the day, the muffin(s) were just screaming at me. So I had
one two. Apparently I have no willpower.
These muffins are amazing because they have all the components you’re looking for. That is, it’s huge, the top is crispy, and the inside is a dense but soft cake-like consistency. I was surprised at how hard it was to find a recipe with a crispy top since it’s the best part of the muffin. You know, muffin tops. Needless to say, I was very excited when I found a recipe that fit my description of the perfect muffin. My pan is so old though, and I had great difficulty getting the muffins out in one piece. So, most of them ended up as just tops. I’m not complaining!
From: Rock Recipes. Makes one dozen large muffins.
What You Need:
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
What You Need to Do:
- Sift together flour and baking powder and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment in place, whisk together eggs, sugar and vanilla extract on high speed until foamy and slightly stiffened.
- Mix together melted butter and vegetable oil in a measuring cup with a spout.
- Slowly add the oil and butter mixture to the egg mixture in a slow stream as the mixer continues to whisk.
- Add whipping cream, milk and apple cider vinegar slowly to the mixing bowl continuing to mix but at a reduced speed.
- Fold in the dry ingredients by hand with a rubber spatula being careful not to over mix. Don’t worry about lumps in the batter, they are fine. When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, gently fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter into well greased muffin tins, filling them to the top. If you like you can sprinkle about a teaspoon of sugar over the top of each muffin before baking.
- Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 20 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.