Last Friday, at the end of the second week of the summer holidays I was at home in baking mode. I’d had the scales and the oven on to bake some cupcakes for my Dad’s cousin’s Golden Wedding Celebration. My two teenagers weren’t coming to the party but I wanted them to have a treat while we were out to have after their pizza. They love muffins and chocolate so I thought I could try and bake them some Dime Bar Muffins like I saw in Scandelicious Baking by Signe Johansen.
Signe says in the recipe introduction: “These chocolate muffins satisfy a sweet tooth without being too sweet, despite the fact they contain little nuggets of Daim almond praline and are topped with a rich chocolate Daim glaze,” Sounds good to me!
When I was out shopping the day before I struggled to find the Dime/ Daim bars needed to bake the muffins. I was in Sainsburys and couldn’t find any on the shelf. When I asked the assistant if they had any in he said they had stopped selling them. Why? I didn’t have time to go anywhere else except a local Tesco where I did find a couple of bars of Dairy Milk with Daim pieces in it. I hoped that they would work just as well in the recipe.
So on the Friday morning out came my muffin cases and the muffin tin and I got down to work.
The muffins didn’t swell up as much as I thought they would do, so they looked far more like cupcakes than muffins to me. The kitchen smelled of chocolate heaven and my mouth was watering. I didn’t eat any though as we were going out that night but I was really tempted!
Both my children loved the muffins and so did my hubby who had one to “put him on” until we ate at the Golden Wedding Celebration that evening. He enjoyed it as he doesn’t have a sweet tooth but they still tasted great, just goes to show you don’t need to pack things full of sugar to taste good. I thought, oh well I’ll have one for breakfast on the Saturday morning but when we got in from the party we found that ALL the muffins had gone! Oh dear, my cake eating fairies had been at it again. I’ll just have to go off and bake another batch!
Love Sam xx