Now I am going to share another too-good-to-be-true recipe from my mother. Blå Jungfrun (Blue Virgin) is a small island just off the south-east coast of Sweden and there are quite a few tales about it connected to witches, Easter etc. which I will tell you another time...
Why these muffins are named after this island I don´t know. What I do know, however, is that they are super easy and fast to make, you usually have all the ingredients at home, they keep long in the fridge and freeze very well. This is my most tasty and practical recipe for when I need a quick chocolate thingy for some reason.
I used my new muffins tray as you can see in the picture, and it was excellent - when the paper cups got a little support the muffins didn´t spread out like they tend to do otherwise...
Blå jungfruns muffins
175 grams butter or margarine
100 grams dark chocolate, roughly chopped or broken in pieces
250 ml caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
pinch of salt
100 grams chopped hazelnuts (optional)
150 ml plain flour
(one thing I haven´t tried, but may be good, would be to add a splash of really strong coffee...Maybe next time)
First put 12-14 paper cups on a baking sheet or in a muffins tray.
Melt the butter and chocolate in a skillet.
Then stir in sugar, eggs, salt, nuts and flour
Then fill 3/4 of the paper cups with the batter
Bake for 10 minutes in 200C/392F and then put in a cool place. I know, they are quite irresistible right out of the oven, but fact is they are much easier to eat when they are cold. Or else you could just use a teaspoon when you indulge them! Problems are meant to be solved. Keep them in the freezer or in the fridge.