In order to prevent overdosing on chocolate birthday cake, I suggested to Mr Farmer that we had chocolate muffins for this birthday rather than a 7″ or 8″ cake! He was quite happy to go with this, especially when I found this recipe by Paul Hollywood on the UKTV Good Food Channel.
It is a really interesting recipe, it uses strong bread flour and after you make the mixture you chill it in the fridge for 2 hours. Then you put a teaspoonful in the bottom of the muffin case add a square of dark chocolate and then more muffin mixture on top.
The muffins are very moist and and airy. When served warm, the chocolate in the middle is gooey and melting. If cold then it doesn’t go completely hard again, just not so gooey.
I can really recommend this recipe, it is high fat, high sugar and absolutely delicious, so most of the rest of the muffins are destined for Mr Farmer’s office to remove them from temptation!