samedi 5 décembre 2009
One of Alain's fondest memories of the United States is...

The muffins in the IBM cafeteria.

The last time we were in the US, Christmas 2008, I bought a 6-cup silicone muffin pan and a book of Muffin recipes (it came as a set).

Finally got around to trying some of the muffin recipes.

Last week it was "Raspberry-White Chocolate".
Took in 12 to my work, and they disappeared quite quickly, though everyone kept thanking me for the "gateau". No! It's not a gateau you silly French! It's a muffin! ("Moo-ffeen" in french.)

This weekend I am going to try "Banana-Maple".
I can see that the 6-muffin pan will be largely insufficient and need to invest in more regular size, mini, and large muffin pans.

Gotta keep my Frenchman happy.

As requested, here is the recipe:

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins:
For 12 regular size muffins
1 cup of white chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1.5 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
confectioner's sugar, for dusting

Preheat over to 400F (200C).
Grease muffin pan or use muffin cups (or silicone tray)
Melt half the chocolate chips and butter
Combine flour, sugar, and remaining chocolate chips
Combine eggs, milk, and butter/melted chocolate in other bowl, then pour into first.
Pour in raspberries
Spoon batter into muffin molds, bake about 20 minutes until golden brown.
Dust with confectioner's sugar if desired.

I must say I didn't use white chocolate chips, impossible to find here.
Just bought a bar of white cooking chocolate, broke it up into bits.

Turned out very good!

6 commentaires:

talesfromagarden a dit…

hi megan, firstly i love your new header photo! Could you post up the recipe and instructions maybe for those lovely looking muffins, i bought a muffin tray a while back and muffin cases but alas no nice recipe yet until i saw yours, please oblige!

Jess a dit…

I love your new blog too!
Those mooffeens look wonderful. It's kind of surprising the French don't have muffins....I've always thought they were kind of like the pastry capitol of the world.

Mwa a dit…

Great background. Not so much for the muffins myself.

Uncle David a dit…

I don't think you could gave chosen a more evocative header photo. Beautiful.

Starman a dit…

I've never baked anything. Maybe I'll try this. Thanks for the recipe.

Betty C. a dit…

I've never really gotten into baking muffins here in France; cookies and brownies, yes. Now my daughters have taken over in that department!

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