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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #4 and Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Hold on a minute while I finish blowing out these candles and unwrapping the present.

(Huff-and-puff, huff-and-puff! Crinkle-crinkle, crinkle-crinkle, tear-tear!)

Phew! That was a lot of work! Lucky there were only two candles! But getting all that tissue paper off of the present took forever! Who decided you have to wrap everything in twenty layers of tissue paper, anyway? But when I got to the bottom of all that paper, there was this cutest little spatula! I’d have it bronzed as a memento but then it would cover up the I never met a cookie I didn’t like saying. So I guess I’ll just have to use it.

In case you’re wondering about all the fuss, it’s Reading and Recipes second birthday! Happy Birthday to us!

And now I’ll put that spatula to work on this week’s classic recipe: Chocolate Chip Muffins. We think it’s the perfect way to celebrate our birthday–with an easy and quick and versatile but delicious sweet treat. This one will work anytime, anyplace, and even makes enough to share.

Or keep them all to yourself–one for breakfast, one for lunch, one for snack, and one for dinner. And if you’re so inclined, stick a candle in one and blow it out while sending a thought R&R‘s way. We’ll appreciate the gesture.

Then enjoy your treat. Just remember to wipe the smear of chocolate off your lip before heading out the door!

chocolate chip muffinsChocolate Chip Muffins

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

pinch of nutmeg

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup milk

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup chocolate chips

choc chip muffins

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a regular size muffin tin with four muffin cups set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combined the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and sugar until it becomes pale yellow. Mix in the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla until all ingredients are incorporated. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined, careful not to over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Divide the batter between the four muffin cups, filling each muffin cup to the top. Bake the muffins at 425 degrees for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake the muffins for an additional 14-18 minutes, or until muffin tops are lightly golden brown. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving warm.

chocolate chip muffin

{Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #4 of “Two Sisters Times Two”.

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #4, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #4, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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