Sunday, 22 May 2011

Light as a hen's feather chocolate muffins - recipe

Family visiting for afternoon tea and what to make to add to the menu? Something chocolatie and a firm favourite enjoyed by everyone...chocolate muffins...who does not like a chocolate muffin?

This is a another easy and delicious recipe from Ruth Clemens at The Pink Whisk...I love Ruth's recipes, they never fail me...ever and they always go down really well. Go straight to Ruth's original recipe...where those muffins are even more lovely as they have a gooey chocolate centre.

These are easy to make and really you might just get away without using a food mixer, with just a bit of elbow grease at the start of the recipe.

165g butter, softened
300g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs, large
70g self raising flour
200g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
70g cocoa powder
225ml milk
25ml malt vinegar
100g chocolate chunks of your choice to top the muffins

Preheat the oven to 160c Fan/180c/Gas Mark 4.
Go into the garden and get your 3 eggs from the girls...enjoying breakfast here...
Start off by measuring out the milk in a jug, add the 25ml of malt vinegar, give it a quick stir and leave it to stand until later.
Chop up your chocolate of choice to top the muffins with later.

Cream together the butter and the sugar...if your doing this with or without the help of a food mixer...make sure the butter is soft and at room temperature, and cream with the sugar until pale and fluffy.
Add the vanilla extract and the eggs and beat together well.
Weigh out all the dry ingredients into a bowl together, don't sift them it doesn't seem to make a difference with this recipe - add them all to the mix.
Now add the milk/vinegar mixture and give it a really good mix up.
 Divide the mixture between muffin cases by filling two thirds full.
Top each case with chopped chocolate chunks. I used dairy milk but you could use any kind of chocolate.

Bake for 25 minutes. Then try not to devour all of the 18 muffins this recipe made! These muffins are really light, not at all stodgy like some shop bought ones are, we all loved them.

Forget to take a pic of the end product...duuuuuhhhhhh.
Trust me they were light, moist and yummy!

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