The full title of this inventive recipe is 'Terry's-chocolate-orange-New-Year-sweet-Christmas-leftover-muffins'. By the time Boxing Day rolls in, as do Christmas' survivors, leftover turkey is usually seen as the order of the day. But surely too much credence is given to our seasonal savoury companions - turkeys, geese, duck, pork, usually the preserve of stodgy sandwiches - what of leftover sweets? In the spirit of New Year celebratory baking, and clutching some of the remaining Christmas Terry's chocolate orange, I decided to turn my sweet leftovers into a muffin recipe. As the saying goes, adversity is the mother of invention. And so leftover chocolate was the mother of this invention.
Ingredients (Makes 12)
3/4 Terry's Dark Chocolate Orange
2 large eggs
4oz self-raising flour (or baking powder and plain flour)
4oz caster sugar
4oz soft butter
For decoration (see below)
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5 (or equivalent)
Cream together the butter and sugar until soft
Add the beaten eggs to the mixture gradually, a bit at a time
Fold in the flour until combined
Chop the chocolate orange segments into chunks
Stir chocolate chunks into the mixture
Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes
For decoration I went (again) with leftovers - in the form of glace cherries, mini meringues, chocolate chunks, chocolate stars - so go wild and dangerously and experiment with whatever you happen to have to hand!
Good luck and comment below or tweet your progress!