Monday, September 10, 2007

Chocolate Puffs

8 September 2007

No posts doesn't mean that I have not been baking :p. After my nephew's birthday, my mother requested that I bake some chocolate muffins again for her friends. I'm baking these chocolate muffins for the third time already and this is the first time that I let other people to try my baking (besides my family and the kids in school lah). I received good comments and that made me really happy. Out of all the bakes that I have made so far, this is the one that smells the best when fresh out of the oven. I couldn't resist "stealing" a piece to eat. Hehe... Freshly baked muffins taste the best. The outside is a little crispy while the inside is warm and soft.

Seems like I have not been baking something new for quite some time. I have a lot of recipes that I want to try out. I just borrow 2 books on chocolates from the library. One is Chocolate from DK Living series. I like all books from DK, especially their travel guides, hobbies-related and children books as they have very colourful pictures and simple layout that makes reading easy. The other is 魔幻巧克力 and I first try out the chocolate puffs cos the pictures in the book makes them look really delicious.

This is how my chocolate puffs look. Mine didn't look so good compared to the pictures in the book. However, I'm quite disappointed with the taste of the puffs. It is very very bitter :(. Then I realize that there's no sugar added in the recipe. I don't understand why no sugar is added cos the cocoa powder makes the puffs so bitter. If you are adventurous enough to try this, remember to add some sugar when you boil the water and the oil together in the first step.


  1. Wow... these look Great! U see other than the chocolate drizzle on the orginal recipe. Yours just look as prefect as it is... Great Job.... I am sure it taste great! :)

  2. Thanks Ellena! It will surely taste better with the chocolate drizzle. ;p

  3. Oh.. really! Thanks for the trips.. i also go reserved this book from the library hope to see some interesting things in it... Thank for sharing this book :)

  4. Hi small small baker

    I was reading baking cottage's blog and happened to see yours, so that's y m here.

    Your choc muffins & puffs look great! I hope i can bake muffins jus like yours. Recently, i baked some choc chips muffins, but it didn't rise much and didn't crack on the top. I don't know y was that so. Any tips?

    Also, your chiffon cake were very well done too. So tall & nice. U hv my salute!

    p.s u can visit my blog to look at my sunken muffins :(

  5. Hi Esther, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm really still a beginner in baking and there's still a lot to learn and improve.

    I visited your blog and saw your muffins. I'm also not too sure why. If you have followed the recipe correctly, I think maybe
    1)the muffins are underbaked, can try baking a bit longer.
    2)your oven temperature is too low.
    3)Do not open the oven to check in between cos cold air entering might also affect the muffins.

    I hope these tips help. Let me know if u try again. We can learn together. :)