Category Archives: muffins

It’s a coffee kinda day!

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Well, I hope your cup of coffee is ready coz the chocolate chip muffins certainly are! Though I’m a tea person, don’t know what it is about muffins, but I automatically think coffee whenever I bake them. I luckily had one sachet of Nescafe 3-in-1 coffee left, as I can’t think of anything better that would go with these.

Moving on to the new things I learnt during todays bake … I always wondered how the bakeries managed to make those scrumptious muffins with the extra crunch on top. Turns out, the way to do that, is to bake these muffins at high temperature during the first 5 minutes, which really allows the muffins to rise quick and start to brown on top. Then you just lower the temperature again and allow them to bake completely. Though I didn’t manage to get the shape like the ones in the bakery, am kinda wondering if baking in muffin cases had something to do with that? Will try baking directly in the muffin tray next time and see if that makes any difference. If you have any tips to share regarding that, then please do share!

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

As far as the taste is concerned, they are quite moist and full of flavour. How can one ever go wrong with anything that has to do with chocolate chips! *nom nom* …. Better go and pack some for my friends now before they are all gone!

Recipe as follows:

Makes: 15 muffins

Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 2 and 1/2 cups
Unsalted Butter (melted): 113grams or 1/2 cup
Caster Sugar: 1 cup
Baking Powder: 1 tbsp
Bicarbonate Soda: 1/2 tsp
Buttermilk: 1 cup
Chocolate Chips: 1 and 1/2 cup (plus a few to sprinkle on top)
Eggs: 3 regular sized
Vanilla Essence: 1 tbsp Read the rest of this entry

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When in doubt … bake a muffin!

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I recently came across a fantastic recipe by Nigella Lawson called ‘Chocolate Muffins with Chocolate Chips’. But these muffins should really be called ‘Super duper Emergency Muffins’ in my opinion … it practically takes 5 mins to put together, no hand-beaters or electric-mixers required, and they taste super-delicious! It would be perfect to bake for the guests who turn up unannounced or, (as in my case) when you’ve promised a friend you would bake something for them (you know who you are :D) but are running out of time! So make sure all of you note down this recipe in your diaries too for ’emergency’ situations! 😉

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Ingredients: 

All Purpose Flour: 1 and 3/4 cups
Baking powder: 2 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Cocoa Powder: 2 tbsp
Sugar: 3/4 cups
Chocolate Chips: 3/4 cup + 1/4 cup
Milk: 1 cup
Vegetable Oil: 1/3 cup + 2tbsp
Egg: 1
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp

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