Monday, August 6, 2012

Pear and chocolate muffins



Hello Fruitcake © Nimpipi
Two weekends ago, I had a lovely family lunch at home. And one of my aunt’s gave me a huge bag full of pears from her parents place in the hills. The pears smelled fresh and really delicious and I had to really stop myself from biting into one there and then.


The next day, when all the leftovers had been cleared out, I decided to make things from the pears. A pear crumble seemed the obvious choice, until I realised I’d run out of everything for breakfast. No bread, no atta, no nothing except for one lonely egg sitting in my fridge.

As I started googling for things to do with pears, I stumbled on this recipe below for pear and chocolate muffins! It just seemed the done thing! I tweaked it a bit and ended up making lovely large muffins which were moist, bursting with fruits and had lovely molten chocolate in it.

Call the muffin man © Nimpipi
I didn’t use any chips. Instead I bashed a chocolate bar with a rolling pins till I got half a cup of chunks and chippers which I was happy to use. And I think that made all the difference, because the muffins were studded with large pieces of chocolate. I cut the pears in large dices as well and truly that is the trick for these juicy muffins.

Unfortunately I took horrid pictures that day. And so for a whole week I’ve sat on them wondering what to do. But these muffins were too good to not be able to share. So this weekend I baked another batch and got my friend N to take me some pictures. And I have to tell ya, they came out amazing all over  again.

Me and my homies © Nimpipi
Pear and chocolate muffins
Adapted from Jo Cook's Pear and chocolate chip muffins
Makes 6 large muffins


Ingredients


3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
pears peeled and diced
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla
4 tblsp melted butter
1/2 cup chocolate chunks
1/4 cup milk 

Directions



1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees centigrade.
2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter, egg, vanilla, milk and sugar together. Add the pears and mix.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and either using a whisk or a wooden spoon mix everything but do not over mix. Add the chocolate chips and mix until the chocolate chips are well incorporated in the batter.
5. Fill the a muffin wrapper-lined tray  almost to the top and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.


Am sending this over to Nayna from Simply Food's Let's Cook with Fruits Event. You must check it out. Some wonderful recipes.




 Chocolate bomb © Nimpipi

8 comments:

  1. These are sooo moist and such a lovely combination! And I want that muffin tray!

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    1. They were, they really were.. the muffin tray is by Bergner in Silicon

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  2. Lovely, never tried pear and chocolate combination. The blog's new look is nice!

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    1. Still tinkering around SM, going to take me a bit to get a fix on the look

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  3. Omg, your photos are so tempting that now am craving these. please send some :)
    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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    1. :) thanks Shweta! Now you come to Delhi, whole batch is yours

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