Thursday is generally a busy day for the kids and me. What with the three of us having our respective music classes followed by Deutsch lessons late in the evening. Our tutor Frau Maria is a wonderful teacher and am glad that she is able to motivate and teach the children their german lessons well. Right from the start, Maria and I developed an instant rapport and i enjoy the small chats we have in between the classes.
Maria is a teacher in Würzburg, she teaches by day and tutors expat children till late in the evening. To get to us she needs to spend two hours on the road. I know how tiring it must be for her considering the fact that back home, i was in the teaching profession too, but not tutoring. She comes pretty tired, but her spirit is always high. She is cheerful and has the maximum level of patience with the kids.
Most of the time I try to bake cakes on thursday knowing that she comes hungry after a tiring day, if not, we manage with some treats from the bakers. I made a simple choco-chip muffin today which she relished so much. I had to convince her that she would not put on any extra kilos if she ate a few!!
- 250 gm flour
- 100 gms cocoa powder
- 250 gms brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 200 gms butter
- 1 and a half tsp baking powder
- chocolate sauce
- half cup chopped almonds
- few choco chips
- Sieve flour, cocoa and baking powder together and keep.
- Beat the eggs till fluffy. Add sugar and beat well.
- Add the butter to the mixture and keep on beating.
- Add the sieved flour little by little and keep mixing well.
- Grease a muffin tray and preheat oven to 150 deg celsius.
- Drop spoons of batter into the muffin tray, sprinkle choco chips and bake for 20-25 minutes or until done
(This was the second batch, forgot the choco chips)
Let the muffins cool for a while. When ready to serve, drizzle some chocolate sauce and sprinkle chopped almonds. The above recipe makes 18 muffins. Enjoy!!