1/4 cup unsweetened non-alkalized cocoa powder, sifted
2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten (at room temperature)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin
tin with muffin cups.
In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter,
stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove the top part of the double boiler from
the bottom and cool the chocolate for about 15 minutes, or until tepid.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large
bowl. Stir together with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and milk together. Add the chocolate
and butter mixture and whisk until blended.
With a rubber spatula, fold the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, folding
only until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Using two spoons, fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
Bake the muffins for 16 to 18 minutes, or until springy to the touch.
Cool the muffins in the pan, set on a rack.
When cool, store the muffins immediately in a plastic bag or airtight container.