Recipes

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello Everyone!

A bit of a different post today but thought this would be a chance to get to know a little bit more about me i.e. my limited baking skills!

So here is my chocolate chip muffins recipe.

Prep time: 15 minutes                                                                                                                    Baking time: 20 mins                                                                                                                          Makes: 12                                                                                                                                                              Oven: 210ºC (415ºF, Gas 6-7)

Ingredients                                                                                                                                              Self Raising Flour (12oz/375g)                                                                                                                     Caster Sugar (8oz/250g)                                                                                                                        2 Medium Eggs                                                                                                                                  Milk (8fl oz/ 250ml) I personally use skimmed milk now and there was no noticeable difference to taste from when I used to use semi skimmed.                                                           Butter (3oz/90g)                                                                                                                                                   Vanilla Essence (1teaspoon)                                                                                                           Chocolate Chips. I have never measured this to be honest, so whatever looks best for you.

This is my most used recipe (despite how the pictures look). I have probably being using this recipe since I was about 14 and when I first started using it I would find any excuse to use it. Recently I attempted to vary it a little by trying different flavours but you really can’t go wrong with the classic one can you?IMG_1193

I made these for my brother’s birthday because I hadn’t made them for a while and I think I should get back into baking this year. Making these with my music playing in the background is very therapeutic, plus the end result always ends up to taste good to me.

IMG_1194Thankfully my mum wasn’t home when I made these because as much as I tried to keep this really tidy because I knew I was taking photos for this post I always make a bit of a mess. Flour is my worst enemy whenever I make these muffins.

So in the bowl is a mixture of flour and sugar that has been mixed together. After this I make a separate mixture of the butter, milk and eggs, which I then add to the sugar and flour. I also liked to put a bit of vanilla essence in the mixture to give that little bit extra flavour.

Now normally when I make these chocolate chip muffins I stick to milk chocolate chips for all 12. However since it was for my brother’s birthday I thought I would mix it up a bit and make both milk chocolate and white chocolate chip muffins. Now again normally I just chuck both types of chocolate chips into one mixture so there’s a chance of getting both types in one muffin but I decided to make 6 of one type and 6 of the other, especially when I found out my muffin cases were two different colours.

So I separated the mixture as evenly as I could between two bowls and added milk chocolate chips to one mixture and white chocolate chips to the other. I have to say my least favourite part of baking these is putting the mixture into the muffin cases because it’s messy and so time consuming and I clearly am not a patient person.

IMG_1198After 20 minutes in the oven they should be good to go but I always stick a knife in a few to double check they’re ok. Just watch out you don’t put a knife through the melted chocolate inside them.

I love this recipe and if you’re a complete amateur like me then I think this is a great one to try because every single time I have made them they have turned out just fine. Sometimes more pretty than other times but the taste has always been amazing and that’s what you want right?IMG_1201

Thanks guys

xxxx

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