Nodeshell or not, it seems a shame to let a node title like this go by without a recipe. Here's one that almost fits;
it's a recipe
that I use for commercial purposes
, scaled down to a manageable size for your personal enjoyment
. I haven't tried making such a small batch
, but it ought to yield
about a dozen
(depending on the size of your muffin
pan) moist, chocolate
-flavored muffins for a late breakfast
Mocha Chip Muffins
Note: This is a lot easier with an electric mixer or beater so, if you have one, set it up; if not, find a wire whisk and be prepared to beat the crap out of your arm muscles.
11 ounces Sugar
1 cup Canola oil or safflower oil
1 cup Ricotta cheese
1 cup Sour cream
1 cup Heavy cream
3 tablespoons Coffee extract (from the spice section of your market)
Beat the eggs and sugar together until they are a paler shade of yellow and a little thick. Add the oil and beat for another minute. Stir in the rest of the wet ingredients, one at a time, until all are mixed together well.
1 pound All-purpose flour
1½ ounces Unsweetened cocoa powder
1¼ teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
5 ounces Bittersweet chocolate chips
Sift all the dry ingredients (except the chips, of course) together into a large bowl. Stir the chips in with your hand and scoop out a well in the middle. Pour in the wet ingredients and stir until just mixed.
The wells of your muffin pan should be lined with paper muffin cups or greased with a vegetable oil spray. Fill each well almost to the top and bake your muffins at 375°F for 20-30 minutes or until the tops are springy to touch.
These muffins are good (and decadent) with cream cheese spread.