Friday, 8 October 2010

Chocolate muffins

Muffins are a delicious teatime treat. This chocolate muffin recipe is very quick and easy to make. It is a good recipe to let your children loose with in the kitchen. The muffins are always a great hit with children. You can reduce the sugar content to make a less sweet version.

Makes 12

250g self-raising flour
25g cocoa powder
2tsp baking powder
175g caster sugar (or 125g caster sugar and 50g muscovado sugar)
175ml milk
2 large eggs, beaten
100ml sunflower oil
75g plain chocolate chunks
1-2tsp vanilla extract

1.Preheat the oven to 170ºC (375ºF, gas mark 5).
2.Line a 12-hole deep muffin tray with paper muffin cases.
3.Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder; stir in the sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and mix lightly together.
4.Spoon the mixture into the prepared cases. Bake for approximately 20 mins or until golden and springy to the touch. Cool for 10 mins; transfer to a wire rack and leave until cold.

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