With all of this beer floating around, I figured why not make good use of it and bake some pint size muffins! I was in need of a thank you gift to bring over to my grandma Betty's house because I was lucky enough to receive a brand new Singer home machine for an early birthday present, and these sounded like a great idea.
Anyway, what better way to show gratitude than home made sweet treats, right?
I dropped them off up at Betty's early in the morning, and she was glowing! She carefully placed them on the serving plate placed in the center of her kitchen table to protect them from her 4 little cotton balls she calls shih tzu's, but held tight to some for herself and for my aunt (who takes care of dear Betty), to snack on.
I got a call later this week with rave reviews from the sweets, so I'd love to see what you guys think too! Or what kinds of recipes you've been baking with your leftover beer!
Porter Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup of your favorite dark beer
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Line cupcake/muffin tin with liners, dust with flour or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside
2. In you standing mixer, or with your handheld mixer, blend the butter. Add in Porter and egg, waiting until each is fully blended before adding the next.
3. With your mixer on low speed, sift in all of you dry ingredients until just incorporated. Then fold in chocolate chips.
4. Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon scoop, fill each cupcake tin until the batter is just about a quarter inch from the top. Bake for about a half an hour, or until you can stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean! Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Until next time!