Friday, December 23, 2011

The oven project: Chocolate Chips Muffin

Muffin's fever

Who doesn’t love chocolate, rite? I came across this muffin’s recipe from The Pink Stilettos blog and it leads me to the source which is Nigella Lawson.

It was really easy and everyone without baking experience (read:me) can do it! The utmost important is no electronic mixer needed (I have yet to buy one). I have tried this a few times with minor alterations here and there.

So, this is your weekend project peeps! Have a nice weekend…
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • ¼ sour cream
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (alternative: butter, but it makes the muffin a little bit wet. I prefer to have a mixture of both)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
The ingredients
Preheat the oven to 180c - 200c (depends on your oven).

Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, salt and 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips into a large bowl.

Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug.

Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins.

Spoon into the prepared muffin cases.

Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top

Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.

Ready to go into your mouth