October 28, 2010

Saturday Night Self-Saucing Chocolate Muffins

*in tune to Cold Chisels "Saturday Night"

"Saturday Night.....do do doooo, do dooo, do dooooooooo"

Once again, its 9:30pm, Bob and Marc are on the lounge watching Iron Chef and i want chocolate!

I haven't had any luck with puddings in the past which i think is Better Homes and Garden's fault.

Now, most of you that know me, know that i LOVE BH&G more than most things. i have a magazine subscription and refuse to go out on a Friday night unless i can schedule it around BH&G at 7:30pm. Only last week Marc and i went out for dinner but where home in enough time to watch the magnificence that is BH&G.

Despite how much i love BH&G, i can't make them write good pudding recipes for their magazine (although i did consider writing them a very angry letter).

A few months ago the magazine had a pudding section, which was filled with about 6-8 different pudding recipes. Of course, a fine lady like myself occasionally likes to indulge in a bit of pudding. i had never actually made one from scratch because the 99c home brand packet "Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding" was just too amazing. But, i wanted pudding and i was feeling adventurous.

I tried just the traditional self saucing chocolate pudding and chocolate and caramel pudding. i followed both recipes exactly, and they both turned out to be some of the most shit desserts i have ever made in my life! they where stuck to the bottom of the ramekins and completely un-edible. Sad Sad Sad. And of course i was obviously pissed because i had wasted a lot of chocolate and a perfectly good bag of caramel jerseys.

So i vowed never to cook a BH&G pudding recipe ever again.

I have never failed with my Baking Bible book however, and on Saturday Night (do do do), i had another crack!

Self Saucing Chocolate Muffins - Baking Bible

1 cup self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 cup soft brown sugar
1 1/2 cups boiling water


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease muffin tins. (i used a cupcake tray with silicone cupcake patties, this is VITAL as the muffins will stick no matter what).

Sift flour and half the cocoa  into a bowl. Sift in white sugar.

Add milk and melted butter, and stir until just combined.

Half fill prepared muffin tins with mixture.

Mix remaining cocoa with brown sugar and boiling water and add to each muffin cup to take the level up to 3/4 full.

Bake for 15-20 mins.

To turn muffins out, place service dish over muffin tin and carefully flip over. scoop out any remaining sauce. (i used a knife and gently lifted the silicone patties out then turned it into the serving bowl. much less messier and a guaranteed good result.)

Makes 12.


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