Today a friend of ours is celebrating the birthday of her son, James, who died at birth. James touched the lives of his family very deeply and they are forever changed. James taught his family to remember how precious life is and enjoy each and every moment of it. James has also touched me. I can’t stop thinking about him and how wonderful it is that he is giving the gift of inspiration and endless love to so many. Many people live for decades and never touch anyone the way James has. I am inspired by him and by the strength and grace of his family.
As I spend my day thinking about them. I wonder what balloons his brothers and sister will pick to give to him today and I wish that I could find some small way to let his mom know that I’m thinking about them. The only thing that I could come up with is to bake a small treat for them. I will see his mom at the gym in the morning and I don’t want to burden her with refrigeration or a big messy cake so I’m going with Marshmallow Muffins. They can be packaged neatly and transported without a mess.
With that I leave you with this recipe and a BIG Happy Birthday James!
From “Chocolate” cookbook
- 5 tbsp Butter
- 2 Cups All-purpose Flour
- 6 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa
- 3 tsp
- 6 tbsp Sugar
- 1/ C Milk Chocolate Chips
- ¼ C mini Marshmallows
- 1 egg, Beaten
- 1 ¼ c Milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a 12-cup muffin pan with papers.
- Melt Butter in a saucepan, I use the microwave.
- Sift flour, cocoa, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
- Stir in sugar, chocolate chips and marshmallows until thoroughly mixed.
- Whisk the egg; milk and together in a separate bowl then gently stir into the flour to form a stiff batter.
- Divide the batter evenly among the lined .
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen.
- Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan then allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.