Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The starting of the blog with Daim chocolate muffins

Is there another possibility to start up a blog that is called Heart of Chocolate than with a recipe about chocolate? I'm a great friend of muffins and of Daim, I could even claim Daim as my favourite chocolate. Daim products are from the Swedish Kraft Food. I imagine that they are not commonly sold outside Europe, so here's Wikipedia's describtion: The Daim bar (originally known as Dajm in the original Swedish, and Dime in the UK and the Ireland) is a crunchy butter almond bar covered in milk chocolate that originated in Sweden in 1953, produced by the Swedish company Marabou. If I'm correct cou can buy the tiny little Daim candies, not the bars, from Ikea all over the world.

Anyway I had been very anxious to try out this recipe of a fellow blogger.

12 large ones, 15-20 smaller ones

1 bar of Marabou's Daim chocolate (100 g)
150 g of margarine or butter
1 ½ dl of sugar
2 eggs
3 ½ dl of flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder
2 ½ tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 ½ dl milk or cream

Crush half of the bar roughly. Foam the margarine and sugar. Add the eggs. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the batter together with the milk. Finally add the crush mixing it up with a bowl scraper.

Fill the muffin cups half-full, add a piece of chocolate to each as a heart and cover with the batter. Bake in 225 C for roughly 12-15 minutes.

I made 12 muffins from the batter. I used my 12-holed silicone muffin tray, which is absolutely marvellous! When you let the muffins cool down a bit, the silicone will also cool down and won't be hot because the tray is elastic, it's really easy to get the muffins out: you can just press them up from the bottom. The shape of the muffins stays nice and the batter won't stick to the edges of the cups. And despite it being elastic and of silicon, it is strong enough to support the muffins and they will rise upwards. These muffins tasted wonderful and were good company to us while we were watching Friends.


  1. Kuulostaa hurjan kätevältä tuo silikoninen muffinssipelti. Itselläni on teflon-pintainen ja kun en jaksa voidella sitä, käytän aina paperisia muffinssivuokia lisäksi. Vähän epäkätevää, koska yleensä haluan kuitenkin irroittaa paperivuoat ennen tarjoilua. Täytyy pistää tuommoinen toivelistalle vaikka jouluksi!

  2. Oon ollu ite hurjan tyytyväinen siihen silikonivuokaan. Tohdin myös sillä ostaa, kun au pair-perheessä aikanaan perheen äiti osti sellasen ja näin siis jo toisen käyttämänä sen toimivuuden. Omani taisin ostaa Primasta eikä ollut kovin kalliskaan. Kannattaa ehdottomasti laittaa toivelistalle, etenkin kun taidat myös muffinssien ystävä! :)


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