I'm really into my baking at the moment, it seems to be the only form of cooking I can pull off with some degree of success! I've spent my bank holiday Monday morning doing a million loads of laundry (and this is without a baby yet?!), washing up, and baking some deliciously delectable chocolate muffins! Oh so domesticated, yes, you may call me goddess!
I don't claim the rights to this recipe of course, but if you'd like to try making some yummy chocolaty goodness for yourself, then follow these instructions (this made 17 muffins for me, in standard sized muffin cases filled up about 3/4 of the way)...
You will need:
250g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
2tsp baking powder
175g caster sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
100ml sunflower oil
2 tsp vanilla extract (I used pure vanilla - from Grenada!)
1 generous helping of chocolate drops/chunks (I used white and milk)
12+ muffin cases
You need to:
Preheat your oven to 170ºC/gas mark 5 and line your muffin/baking tray with cases (this recipe actually states 12, but as I said, I got 17 from my mixture!). Sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and then add the caster sugar. Roughly mix it all together. I then added the eggs (pre beaten), oil and vanilla, stirred it up a bit, then gradually added in the milk. Stir everything up really well until you have a lump free mixture, then chuck in your chocolate chunks/drops. This recipe really is fool proof - trust me, if I can do it, anyone can! Dollop your mixture into the muffin cases until they are roughly 3/4 full, pop them into the oven and bake for approx. 20 - 25 minutes. To check they are cooked to perfection, gently push down on the top to see if they are light and springy. Leave to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes...then gobble one up like I did!