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Saturday, 24 October 2009

Strawberry and White Chocolate Muffins

Something you may not know about me is that I LOVE to bake. I rarely find the time, but it's one of my favourite things to do. I generally enjoy cooking, but there's something special about baking :) It tends to get reserved for the weekends and my partner always enjoys helping. He generally does useful things like make sure the mixtures tastes good and testing any chocolate we're using. And he licks the bowl clean afterwards ^^

Today's recipe was strawberry and white chocolate muffins! Very delicious and you can pretend that they're healthy because they have fruit in them! It's just a basic muffic recipe that's been modified slightly. Instead of fruit/chocolate you can always use ginger and nutmeg - a highly recommended combination for the winter months!

250ml milk
125ml oil
1 large egg
300g self raising flour
150g caster sugar
170g chocolate
170g berries
(the last two can be increased/decreased according to taste!)

Makes 12

Preheat the oven to 170oC/gas mark 3. Place 12 paper cake cases into a muffin tray.

Cut your strawberries into quarters and put 12 pieces to one side. These will be used to decorate the muffins :) Crush the chocolate into small pieces. My partner's favoured method is bashing it against the closest wall.

Whisk the milk, oil and egg together in small mixing bowl. You don't have to use an electric whisk, especially if (like me!) you don't have one. I made do with a fork and it worked perfectly well.
Sieve the flour into another bowl and add the sugar, chocolate and berries to it. Combine with a large wooden spoon. Or, you know, a small one. Whatever works for you.
Stir in the milk, oil and egg mix, a little bit at a time until the mixture is nice and gloopy! (Yes, 'gloopy' is a technical term).
Split the mixture evenly between the cake cases and place a piece of strawberry on top of each one.

Cook for roughly 25 minutes - to test, press the top of the muffin down lightly. If your finger squishes through it, they're not done yet! They should feel firm and slightly springy.

Leave to cool slightly and enjoy!

Sadly no photo. Will try and take one before they all get eaten!


Brenda's Wearable Art said...

They sound delicious! I am happy to here that you like to bake, so do I. It must go hand in hand with being creative.

Eiriel's Eclectics said...

Agreed! I know several people who craft and bake, something in the genes I think :)

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