Kirstie celebrated her birthday at school yesterday and here's what I came up with for the occasion- some uber simple muffins!
The wonderful thing about them is that you can add just about anything to the recipe (nuts and chopped chocolate come to mind, of course), or even omit the chocolate and add citrus zest or maybe even dried fruits.
The kids seemed to like theml. Out of the 35 muffins she took to school, a mere four came back. I'll be bringing them to work tomorrow for the first hungry kids who show up at my desk...
Here's the recipe:Simple Chocolate Chip MuffinsMakes 12
250g flour2 tsps baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda2 tbsps good quality cocoa200ml full-fat milk1 egg150g caster sugar80ml vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 200C. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa in a bowl. Whisk the milk, egg, sugar and oil. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well without beating. Divide the batter between a 12-hole muffin tin and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.