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Muffins; Chocolate Chip Recipe
These are easy to make and always popular. If you use a double thickness of muffin paper cases, they will hold their shape better.
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Equipment needed: Muffin paper cases; a 12 hole bun tin
Ingredients for 10 to 12 muffins:
210gr/7 oz Plain Flour
60gr/2 oz Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon (15ml) Baking Powder
1.Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
2.Line a 12-hole bun tin with paper cases, doubled up to make them stronger.
3.Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking power and salt into a bowl.
4.Stir in the sugar and the chocolate chips - these can be cut finely from a bar of chocolate - make a well in the middle of the mixture.
5.In another bowl, beat the eggs with the oil, then gradually beat in the milk and vanilla essence.
6.Pour this into the well of the flour mixture and stir until all is combined. Do not over stir, as it should remain a little lumpy.
7.Share the mixture between the paper cases, filling each three-quarters full.
8.Bake for about 20 minutes or until the mixture has risen well and is springy when pressed. Remove from the oven.
9.Allow the tin to cool for a few minutes, then remove the muffin cases and put them on a wire rack if you have one.
Serve warm or a room temperature.