Back when I was in High school, I used to go to this café at the end of the day where they had those white chocolate muffins to die for!
“Le goûter” (Meaning “to taste” and designing a sweet afternoon snack, almost exclusively eaten by students when they get out of school) is alive and well in France! There are two reasons for that: French students have the longest school days ever, starting around 08:00 or 08:30AM and ending around 4:00 or 5:00PM, starting as early as preschool and elementary school. Add to this that dinner in France is not served until 8:00PM and, trust me, you do need a snack to hold you over after school. Hence all the “boulangeries” and cafés located right around schools in France.
So one day I tried to reproduce them and quickly realized that if they didn’t end up tasting the exact same as my after-school favorite treats, I wouldn’t be happy with the end-result, so I put my own spin on them and decided to add raspberries. The result is actually really surprising! If you are using at least 4 raspberries per muffins, the muffins taste juicy with every bite. Also, dare adding a lot of white chocolate! If you don’t, they will taste like diet-muffins. (WHAT’S THE POINT!!!)
- 2 cups of flour
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil (or less!!)
- 1 cup of milk
- A lot of raspberries
- 1 cup of white chocolat chips or bar (The more the better)
- Preheat the oven at 350°F
- Blend together the flour, baking powder, sugars and salt.
- In a separate bowl beat the eggs, oil and milk briefly.
- Combine the content of both bowls and blend gently
- Add the white chocolate and blend again
- Put 2 raspberries in each muffin pan cup
- Add a generous tablespoon of the mixture on top of it
- Put another raspberries and another tablespoon of the mixture
- Make sure to put 2 raspberries on the top (We want our muffins fresh and juicy)
- Bake the muffins for 20min or until golden
- Let them cool 10 minutes.
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