Friday, January 18, 2013

Recipe: Chocochip Sugar Muffins



Difficulty: Easy

Makes 16 regular-sized cupcakes

Ingredients

250g self-raising flour
150g caster sugar
100g chocolate chips
50g sultanas/raisins

1 eggs, lightly beaten
225ml semi-skimmed milk
4 tbsp vegetable oil

icing sugar
8 fresh strawberries, halved

Steps

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line muffin tray with cupcake liner.

2. Stir together flour, sugar, chocolate chips and sultanas/raisins in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle.

3. In a small bowl, stir in milk and oil together with the lightly beaten egg.

4. Pour all at once into the well in the flour mixture.

5. Mix quickly and lightly with a wooden spoon. Do not over-mix.

6. Spoon batter into cupcake liners until ¾ full. Bake for 25 mins, or until golden.

7. Transfer to cooling rack to be cooled completely.

8. Using a fine sieve, dust icing sugar on top of the muffins.

9. Top with a halved strawberry.

Tips

1. Only top the muffins with halved strawberries before serving. The moisture doesn't mix with the icing sugar well.

2. Substitute the chocolate chips and raisins, with other variations, such as 150g of dates and 175g of blueberries.