As my sister had an appointment in the morning, I met her by the T station near her place, and had a few minutes to peruse a cafe/bookstore while I waited for her to get there. I have so many cookbooks and yet I found myself in the cookbook aisle of the store and had to restrain myself. I was drawn to this cookbook called "Seriously Delish" by Jessica Merchant. The recipes looked seriously delicious but also pretty healthy and have quality, healthy ingredients. Once Claire got there, we decided to try and make these muffins later in the day.
It was pretty funny, we picked up some ingredients at the store that Claire thought we might need: yogurt,dark chocolate and whole wheat flour. It turns out, Claire had all of these at home already. Hmm..Something tells me, E is the one doing most of the cooking. [ note: this was later confirmed by all the delicious meals E cooked for us while I was there... delicious salads, barbecued sausages, pancakes, eggs with mushrooms..mmm he is a great chef and whips meals up like it aint no thing.. Claire is a lucky lady.]
We didn't pick up a muffin tin however, and Claire didn't have one. E quickly went on amazon and ordered a silicon muffin tin. Alas, amazon is quick, but not THAT quick. So we decided to make this in the form of a cake- or, as it would turn out "Chocolate mess".
Well, let me tell you, this mess definitely brought us to tears from laughing so hard. Sometimes, there is nothing better than baking with your sister!
|Get all the ingredients out|
|The texture wasn't quite what we expected..|
|what the heck?|
|oh well, i'm sure it will still taste good|
I recommend making these with moderately dark chocolate or bittersweet. We used a really very dark chocolate and I didn't find it sweet enough. My bro-in law, likes things not too sweet so he loved it. Also, we used whole wheat flour, but it would have been better with a whole wheat pastry flour. We ended up serving it in a bowl, topped with blueberry preserves. It would also be good crumpled in Greek yogurt.