Monday, January 2, 2012


250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
175g caster sugar
100g chocolate chips (plus more for sprinkling later )
 250ml milk
90ml vegetable oil
 1 large egg
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
( mixture makes 12  muffins )

Preheat the oven to gas mark6/200°C and fill a muffin tray with paper cases.

Measure out the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug. Mix both together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins, then spoon into the waiting muffin cases. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top then cook for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark,risen and springy.