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!



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