Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Chocolate Muffins

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips (or vanilla chips)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 6 giant-size muffin cups or 12 regular cups with non-stick cooking spray. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave on medium-high heat for 25 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, then add sour cream and milk. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour flour mixture into butter mixture and stir together by hand. Stir in melted chocolate, then chocolate chips.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake for about 20 minutes for standard-sized muffins or 25 minutes for giant muffins, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Makes: 6 giant or 12 standard muffins.