Tuesday, 21 June 2011

chunky white chocolate and golden syrup, chocolate muffins



I think The Viking is a little fed up of me baking cakes for other people and not throwing him any treats... daily he will come into the kitchen with a child-like broad grin as he eye's up the treats freshly warm from the oven... like the Bisto kids, the wafting of sugary goodness has lured him in from the garden only for him to have me tell him that the cake's not for us... poor love.

... then, on an unlikely clear-out of my baking cupboard I found a bar of white chocolate I had forgotten was there... I also spied a large bottle of golden syrup, which I know is one of The Vikings favourite things... (yes, sometimes I will find him pouring the stuff directly from the bottle, down his throat!)

... and so I though a treat was in order and these muffins were born.

white chocolate and golden syrup, chocolate muffins

I was always told that a badly made muffin is the best kind of muffin... they need very little stirring and lumps are a bonus... so go crazy I say!... and I love the way these muffins have cracked and caved-in... they're like little chocolate volcano's and I adore them like this... you could add mashed banana to make them moister but i've had my fill of banana recently...


225g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarb
80g light brown sugar
2 eggs
125ml vegetable oil
100g white chocolate (broken into large chunks)
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 teaspoon cocoa powder

- preheat the oven to 200c and line a muffin tin (should make 12)

- just bung the whole lot together into a large bowl (excluding the white chocolate) and mix it up until it looks like a lumpy mess

- add the chocolate chunks and then spoon into muffin cases... I like to over-fill my muffin cases so I tend to get 10 muffins rather than 12

- bake for 15 minutes until risen and cracked.

eat and of course, enjoy!

28 comments:

  1. Oh, Wow! You're getting very, very close to perfection in my eyes!

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  2. Oh! My! Goodness! My mouth is watering, what an amazing combination! Yum!

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  3. now get a look at this...

    perfection !!!!!

    happy to visit today, my friend

    kary and teddy
    :-)

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  4. They look great - worth the wait for the poor Viking!

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  5. White chocolate + golden syrup= win/win..
    Good luck with the extension BTW

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  6. Oh, oh, oh, Dom. That photo of the oozing centre has given me a serious craving for something sweet and chocolatey. You seem to have managed tha magic balance - light and well risen vs satisfyingly gooey. I salute you!

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  7. Typical - a day too late; just after I've written about my latest in a continuing line of muffin failures!

    When I'm brave enough to try again, i may try these.

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  8. The inside of that muffin looks amazing!

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  9. I just recently found out about a British Import store in the next town over that sells golden syrup. I have seen Nigella use it and now with your recipe I have a good excuse to pay the store a little visit. These look delicious.

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  10. Oh, dear golden syrup. I do miss it. Here it is only available at specialty shops for roughly the price of a bar of gold.

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  11. What an unexpected surprise biting into that muffin! I'll bet the Viking was very happy! I'll have to check out the "golden" syrup!

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  12. Thanks guys. We ate them all in one sitting!! I think Maple Syrup is not a bad substitute for Golden.

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  13. whine whine whine...can you hear me whining? siiigh these look amazing!!! siiiigh :) x

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  14. What can I say. Yum Yum Yum. Hope the Viking loved them x

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  15. Oh, wow, Dom, those look incredible. Though I could be bias, I am partial to white chocolate... oh and chocolate chocolate too :)

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  16. Love the shot of the muffin inside - looks delicious!!

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  17. Lucky Viking! Looks like these beauties were worth the prior deprivations

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  18. Now why did I never think of putting white chocolate and golden syrup together? Yum! I also have an other half who gets jealous of the things I bake for other people, so maybe I should make him some of these :)

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  19. Good God Man! What are you doing to me, I'm supposed to be on a diet you know! Now I feel an incredible pull towards the kitchen to use some golden syrup and white chocolate ... my hips blame you ;0)

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  20. Looks absolutely delicious. I am going to make them right now for my husband. He adores muffins in any form. Thanks Dom

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  21. These look and sound so damn good! They are now top of my muffin list, gorgeous. x

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  22. That first picture is one of the most amazing muffins I've ever seen! Looks so good.

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  23. they look brilliant! My first thought was "I have to make these now!", followed by "I will have to restock golden syrup and white chocolate first" :(

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  24. Looks like you are doing wonders for Golden Syrup sales!!!

    Love those goooey middles!!

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  25. OMG.........I want one of those NOW!!!!!XX

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  26. These look like my kind of muffins - not in the least bit healthy. YUM

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  27. These look and sound absolutely delicious. x

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