Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chocolate Chip Mascarpone Muffins

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1 (8 ounce) package mascarpone cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 egg, room temperature

1/2 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or use paper liners. Beat mascarpone and butter together until fluffy. Beat in egg, half and half and vanilla.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into wet mixture until just combined. Don’t overmix! Fold in chocolate chips.  Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups filling them 3/4 full.
Bake in oven, about 20 minutes.

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