Saturday, 1 August 2015

Double chocolate muffins (free from nothing)

Penelope's Pantry: Double chocolate muffins

I mentioned in the last post, just how easy muffins are to make - I whipped up 4 batches on Sunday, 2 batches of mini ones for Harry, Blueberry ones for me. So of course I had to make the one person not on a restricted diet a batch of his own. M was presented with a batch of Double chocolate muffins. Now known as the Free from nothing muffins, they have sugar, butter, eggs, chocolate, and hot chocolate powder. He was a happy bunny. As were his colleagues I hear.

The basic recipe is very similar to the one I posted yesterday, but as I mentioned - free from nothing!

Double Chocolate muffins
Makes 12 small muffins or 6 big ones

Penelope's Pantry: Double chocolate muffins

¼ cup caster sugar
¼ cup butter
1 egg
¼ cup stewed, unsweetened apples - if you have
1 cup plain flour - remove 3 tablespoons of flour and replace with
3 tablespoons hot chocolate powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup stewed, unsweetened apples - if you have
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 170 C
Put cake cakes in a 12 hole fairy cake tin
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add in the egg and stewed apples with a spoonful of the flour so it doesn't curdle
Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and beat together
Stir in the chocolate chips
Bake in the oven for 17-19 minutes - the top needs to bounce back when you press it

These make a great addition to packed lunches or picnics - and M's colleagues demolished the lot!

As it's rare I do anything chocolatey any more, I'm taking the opportunity and entering these into this month's We Should Cocoa over at Tin and Thyme

1 comment:

Choclette Blogger said...

Free from nothing muffins is such a good name Penelope, I can imagine you all giggling over this. They sound delicious and no wonder they were popular. Thanks for entering them into #WeShouldCocoa.


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