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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Heavenly Pleasures by Kerry Greenwood

Heavenly Pleasures: a Corinna Chapman novel (Book 2) Heavenly Pleasures: a Corinna Chapman novel by Kerry Greenwood


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
Corinna is a baker and owns a shop called Earthly Delights. Where he lives in Flinders Lane, Melbourne is an area that has a wonderful assortment of people and buinesses. One such business is a chocolate shop called Heavenly Pleasures (my type of shop).

The chocolate shop is being sabotaged by someone who is doctoring the chocolates with chilli!.

Corinna enlists Daniel, her lover to help solve the mystery.

Lots of cat antics through the story, as the tenants in the building where Corinna works and lives have these beloved animals.

Young Jason, is the apprentice in the bakery, who experiments with making the perfect muffin. He comes up with a good chocolate muffin recipe, which is featured in the book and I will put the recipe on my blog. (http://burrum-bookgroup.blogspot.com/)




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Here is the recipe for CHOCOLATE ORGASM MUFFINS

Be careful eating these. Straight out of the oven the melted chocolate can burn your tongue, like the hot jame in a doughnut. Refresh them when cold with 20 seconds in the microwave.
For the muffins:
2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup brown sugar
125g melted butter
2 eggs
1 cup milk

For the filling:
200g bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup thickened cream

Preheat the oven to 200degrees C and greae two 6-cup muffin trays.
Make the filling by melting the chocolate and cream together, either 2 minutes in a microwave or just stir it in a saucepan on the stove until it melts and combines. Set it aside.

For the muffins, mix the flour, cocoa and brown sugar together in a large bowl.Using a separate bowl, mix together the butter, eggs and milk. Pour the egg mixture into the flour and slap it about a bit.

Using a metal spoon, put a glob of muffin mix into the tins, filling them less than halfway. Then put a glob of filling into each tin, then top with the rest of the muffin mix. You now have muffins with a spoonful of chocolate sauce in the middle of each one. Do this quickly, or they will still taste nice but they won't rise.

Shove into the oven and bake for about 12 minutes (you should know how your oven works).
They are cooked when they spring back when poked.

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