After not baking for so long, I wanted to get back in to it with something I haven’t made much of before. In the end I decided to go with muffins. I have made muffins before, but I didn’t have a proper tin, or the right cases, so they turned out to be more like cupcakes.
This recipe is from Dr Oetker, and it’s different from anything I’ve done before. The recipe I’ve used is pretty much the same, but I didn’t have enough chocolate chips, so I had to improvise with what I had.
275g Plain Flour
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
50g Cocoa Powder
115g Caster Sugar
2 Medium Eggs
115g Melted Butter
1sp Vanilla Extract
75g Chocolate Chips
75g White Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 170°C fan oven/ 375°F/ gas mark 5. Prepare the muffin tray with the cases.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder in to a bowl. Next stir in the sugar, and add the chocolate chips. This is when I realised I didn’t have any white ones, so I had to use star sprinkles.
Combine and make a well in the centre.
In a separate bowl mix the eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla together. Once everything has been mixed pour in the centre of the well. I melted the butter in the microwave, removing it every 10 seconds to mix until it had fully melted.
I thought the mixture would be too runny with all of that liquid, but after some mixing it turned out fine. It should end up as a stiff batter.
Divide the mix equally and smooth the top over. I baked mine for around 19-20 minutes, and they could have done with a tiny bit less. The recipe says 25 minutes, but I always take these times with a pinch of salt, as my oven is normally hot enough to go for less when I finally get around to putting them in.
To check if they had cooked I used a cocktail stick to stab the centre. If it comes out clean it’s done. You can also tell by the feel of the top, if it’s well risen and firm then it’s good to go.
Transfer to wire rack to cool, and then store as desired.
There we have it, that’s how you bake Double Chocolate Chip Muffins!
What’s your favourite thing to bake?
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