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grandma´s chocolate muffin

 I want to share the chocolate muffin that I bake using
hubby´s  grandma recipe. 

I remember her as a lady with a very strong character, a good provider and very practical person... very creative and independent... If you thought of emancipation, she could be the leader of that generation in the 40´s & 50´s...

I´ve had the privilege to have known her , she would come to our house, taught me how to bake the austrian way. She didn´t  follow a recipe for she had  kept those in her head. 

So I´d like to share with you that recipe.  It´s really scrumptious and mouthwatering ... 

Grandma´s Cocolate Muffin 
(makes 6 big muffins)

Preheat oven at 180 °C

Butter or margarine to coat the muffin forms or use 
paper liners


5 tsp. butter-liquified by heating up in the microwave ( for about 45 seconds or until it melts)
100 g bitter chocolate bar - chopped coarsely
300 g Flour
150 g sugar
1 pck. Vanilla sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda 
3 eggs
225 ml milk

150 g milk chocolate bar

120 grams chocolate bar  for coating
milk to melt chocolate
walnuts to top the muffins


Preheat the oven at 180°C.
Coat each muffin form with butter then with flour...or use paper muffin liners for the forms.

In a mixing bowl.... combine the flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda, set aside.

In a second bowl.. 
..beat the eggs, add the milk and the liquified butter...add this to the flour mixture using a spatula or wooden spoon  mixing thoroughly until the dry ingredients get moist. 
Add the coarsely chopped chocolate, mix once more.

3.Fill each form with 3/4 of the dough and bake for 20 minutes placing the ceramic forms on the tray (middle rack of your oven). After the baking time, remove from the ovenand let the muffin rest to cool down. 

To melt the chocolate for coating the muffin top, break the bar into small pieces, place in a saucepan, add 1/3 cup milk.
  Cook under low fire while constantly mixing it til chocolate pieces and milk are well blended. If the melted chocolate is still thick, add 1 tbsp milk or more, mix until you achieve the right consistency. 

5. Place the muffins on a platter, pour the chocolate on each muffin top to coat partly , top each with one walnut. 
Can be served warm or cold.

This blog post is linked to :
 Savvy Southern Style

Happy Baking!