Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chocolate Chip Ginger Muffins

The combination of chocolate and ginger is supposed to be heavenly and this what I did when I tried the delicious chocolate chip and candied ginger muffin from BakingBites.The delicious blog has several excellent recipes and this recipe is a sureshot winner.I halved the recipe and made it eggless and can guarantee that the chocolate ginger combo is indeed heavenly.


Ingredients:
Dry Mix:
All Purpose Flour: 1 and 1/4 cup
Powdered Ginger: 1/2 tsp
Sugar: 9 tbsp
Baking Powder: 1 tsp
Baking Soda :1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

Wet Mix:
Butter: 3 tbsp Unsalted and melted and cooled
ButterMilk: 1/2 cup
Milk: 1/4 cup
Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp

Chocolate Chips: few handfls : 3/4 cup +
Candied/Crystalline Ginger: 3 tbsp + chopped into fine pieces


Preparation:
In a big bowl,whisk together all the dry ingredients of flour,sugar,salt,ginger powder,baking powder and soda.

In a small bowl,mix in the wet items.


Make a well in the centre of the dry mix and pour in the wet mix.Mix together just until combined to obtain a thick batter.Fold in choc chips and chopped ginger into this batter.Alternately you can add in the choc chips and ginger to the dry mix prior to making the batter.Do refer the original recipe if eggs are ok with you.Since there was only 1 egg,and I had halved the recipe,I replaced the 1/2 egg with 2 tbsp of yoghurt



Pour spoonfuls of batter into lined/greased muffin cups -I actually filled the cups to the brim rather than 2/3rds to obtain big size muffins.Sprinkle chocchip on top of each muffin -I put these in the centre alone.


Bake in a preheated oven at 375F/190C for 20 + minutes until done.The original recipe went for 18-21 minutes.But mine took more than 25 minutes.So keep an eye on the muffins after 20 minutes and bake them until the top is browned and the tester inserted in the centre comes clean.


The aroma during baking is heavenly and obviously so is the taste.The combo is very deadly and I hope to repeat it.The muffins came out soft and slightly crumbly and big.They looked like normal choc chip muffins,but when tasted the ginger gave a nice tasty and surprising bite .

Ginger being the surprise package the muffins are gingerly joining the round up at Weekend Wokking:Ginger hosted this time by MomGateway and started by Wandering Chopsticks


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