In honour of Great British Bake Off this evening, here’s something you can easily knock up to devour whilst watching! Admittedly I’m on the wrong week as apparently its Biscuit Week, but I’ve never liked being told what to bake/cook…
I’ve made muffins a couple of times before; Nutella & Banana Oaty ones; zesty Citrus Drizzle ones; Cinnamon Swirl ones; Peanut Butter & Jelly ones.. I love both these recipes, but a few days ago I wanted to make something slightly more classic. I stuck to the simple idea of chocolate chips, and other than adding two types of chocolate I was pretty restrained. The result was some (slightly overbaked) moist muffins, just the right size, and nice and light. Yum yum.
- 280g plain flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 120g soft brown sugar
- 180g chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 250ml sour cream (such an annoying amount – but don’t be tempted to dump the whole tub in!)
- 75g butter, melted, plus 1 tbsp oil
- 1 or 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 180C, and pop muffin cases in your muffin tray.
Mix until just combined. Don’t beat, and don’t over mix. Fill muffin cases with the mixture. They should be about 3/4 of the way full, but just divide the mix between the 12 cases. Bake for 15 mins (not 20 like I did…).
Thats it – overbaked aside I reckon Paul Hollywood wouldn’t have too many bad things to say…and there would possibly be a ‘scrumptious’ from Mary Berry too. Now, I must remember that I’m not in a student house this year and I can watch real-time TV…
Are you baking for Bake Off? How do you like your muffins – fancy or simple?