I made a batch of these to take to my brother's on Sunday, and I was glad we went, as we received some sad news of the death of a dear family member that afternoon whilst we were there. It was so comforting to be together when the news came, and a salutory reminder of how important family is. We were sad, and also joyful, as we remembered the lovely man, and toasted his memory with a stiff Amaretto liquer and these choc muffins. Nigella writes in her book 'Feast' of the centrality of food and drink in all cultures when marking a death, and it was appropriate that this was one of her recipes. I followed this but added a teaspoon of cinnamon and about 100g of chocolate chunks to ramp up the flavour. Here is Nigella's recipe. Make it, and share with those you love, and say a little prayer of thanks for their presence in your life.