Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Double Chocolate Muffins @ Flower pots

It's November..Yeah! Very excited that school is going to have the term breaks in 2 weeks time and our holidays will begin soon....:)
Well, when I was so excited counting down something happened yesterday and it ruined my coming weekend plans! (Don't ask me why....hopefully everything will be over since then) No mood for anything since yesterday but luckily my dear daughter cheers me up! She did some good improvement for her exams, and I'm glad that she did!
She has been asking for some fondant play and we had this plan since before her school exams start. So, with the promise, we did it this morning!


I've baked this muffins for her last night for her and her friend for the "fondant play" this morning. Scroll down then you'll see what they did.....not a pretty one but glad they enjoy it so much!!...^^


A double chocolate muffin adapted from the book "100 Desserts" (西式甜品) by Winnie 姐. Haven't try eating it yet but it smells good and when I cut it for my photo taking, the texture was soft and moist...:) It'll be my tea break later!!

Recipe with alittle changes:
120g dark chocolate
225g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
120g brown sugar
75g butter (melted)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup thick cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips


** Prepare alittle chocolate ganache if desire to serve with the muffins.

Method:
~ Finely chop the dark chocolate. Melt it over a pot of simmering water.
~ Sift flour with baking powder together and set aside.
~ In a mixing bowl, beat well brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla essence, cream and melted chocolate together.
~ Add in flour mixture and fold well.
~ Add in chocolate chips and mix well.
~ Spoon into 4oz paper cupcake moulds to 3/4 full and bake at 180'C preheated oven for 25 minutes.


Then.....here comes the girl's work!!
First they cream a thin layer of the chocolate ganache to the sides of the muffins. Then covered with orange fondant to form a flower pot, then follow by some flowers and butterflies to stick on the lollipop stick for decorations.

Top with their favourited "Kit Kat" chocolate balls.......

....and pooked the prepared flowers and butterflies on to the pots!!
These are really untidy and ugly...haha! But they enjoy the whole process of it.....^^ and even asked to do it again tomorrow....haha!
Well, we'll do something else I promised...hehe!
This idea was actually inspired my daughter's favourite TV Programm..."Finger tips"!!


Cheers!

5 comments:

  1. Heehee, cute yah! This chocolate balls has a good simulation of pebbles!  I bet the girls had fun, all thanks to you. My girls will probably enjoy playing it buy they don't eat fondant, so kind of waste...so just play plasterstine la! Lol!

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  2. Reese...you are training her already...hahaha great job. Nice edicle flower pot.. I want one! :)
    Hope things iron out and have a nice hols !

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  3. tempting muffin and look beautiful with flower pot decoration!

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  4. Bee Bee,
    Ya all thanks to me, especially all the washing and cleaning...LOL!! They really enjoyed it and btw they don't eat the fondant too...but just for fun!!

    Wendy,
    Tq....haha! Not much talent tho...haha!

    Elin,
    Thanks! Cheryl has been asking to do this for a long time, so I got no choice lo...;p Yeah, hope everything will be okay by today...:)

    Sonia,
    Thanks...for the muffins, taste not bad...eating one right now for tea...hehe!

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