Saturday, 28 February 2009

billy's dad's chocolate chip muffins

I got back from Cork last night and in current Friendly Cottage 'one in one out' style, Martin has now left! I'm just back from dropping him at the airport...this time he's off on a big trip to Brisbane to meet our new 'ickle nephew Billy for the first time!

Billy's Mum, Beckie tells me that he is very hungry....Billy's Dad Trevor that that Beckie is a stay at home Mum, Trevor likes the idea that she's baking cakes for him all day! Becky got in touch looking for an EASY chocolate muffin recipe so here you go Becs.....(no doubt you can use some of the 10 kilos of dairy milk and galaxy martin and his mum and dad are carting out there for ye!).


Usually I would make chocolate muffins with chocolate which has been melted and cooled a little (as well as chocolate chips stirred into the mix too of course!) but Becky wants a quick and easy recipe (to leave time to look after Billy!) so I've used cocoa powder here.

Makes 12

225g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cocoa powder
175g caster sugar
2 eggs
125ml milk
150g unsalted butter, melted and cooled a little
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180C (350F / Gas Mark 4).
Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a large bowl and stir the sugar in.
Beat the eggs in a small bowl and stir in the milk, butter and vanilla extract to blend well.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry to give a smooth, thick batter.
Stir the chocolate chips in and divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases in a muffin tin.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked.

Baby Billy, wake up, your Dad's eating all the muffins!

No comments: