Hi guys!! So my first post with a recipe will be about my all time favourite Chocolate & Sour Cherry Muffins.
This recipe is a work of mine, because I mixed and perfected it for a long time and now I think it’s perfect. I shaped it over decades, not just couple of years.
I started with this one when I was a teenager in high school. My mum brought home a muffin recipe from somewhere and I didn’t quite like it. The muffins were stiff and dry. So every time I did them I changed it a bit. And I think I mixed it with another recipe, just a part of it. I took the sponge part out and mixed it with mine.
So yes, it went through a lot of changes and a lot of stages. And in the end I added the cherries.
These muffins are soft and my family loves them. So I don’t think I have to mention they are gone pretty fast. But sometimes we do leave them for the next day and they stay soft and are great as a snack.
Here is the list of ingredients for approx. 15 muffins:
90 g butter (3.2 oz)
100 g sour cream (3.5 oz)
125 g sugar (4.4 oz)
0,5-1 vanilla pod, depending on the quality of the pod
250 g all purpose flour (8.8 oz)
1 sachet of baking powder
100 ml milk (3.38 fl oz)
200 g Manner Chocolate (7.1 oz) (I like my muffins full of chocolate, so if you’re not a fan of that, you should reduce the amount)
1 sour cherry compote (only the cherries)
First I turn on the stove to 180 degrees Celsius, so it will be hot enough when the muffins will be ready to go in.
I put everything but the cherries and chocolate in a mixing bowl and let my mixer do all the work.
In the mean time I chop the chocolate in chunks and drain the cherries. And when the mixture is all fluffy and creamy I pour chocolate chunks and cherries in there and slowly mix them in with a spatula.
Then I pour the dough in to the paper cups and put it in to the oven for 20 minutes. I use the fan in the oven, so if you don’t have a fan you should bake at 200ºC. I noticed that the baking time is hugely dependant on the oven you have, so if you feel like adjusting the baking time, do it.
And voilà, they’re done 🙂