Chocolate Muffins

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Ingredients:

 

9 oz (225 g) plain flour

2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder

1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt

4-6 oz (110-170 g) fine white granulated sugar

3-5 Tablespoons (45-75 ml) unseated cocoa powder

1 egg

8-9 fl oz (240-260 ml) milk

1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla essence/extract

3 fl oz (90 ml) vegetable oil OR 3 oz (85 g) butter, melted

Plain chocolate chips

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Method:

  1.    Prepare muffin tins.  Preheat oven to 375-400 F degrees (190-200 C).

2.    In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, sugar and cocoa powder.

3.    In another bowl, beat egg with a fork.  Stir in milk and vanilla, followed by oil/melted butter.

4.    Pour all of wet mixture into dry.  Stir just until combined and no dry flour is visible.  Batter will be lumpy.

5.    Fill muffin cups three-quarters full.  Sprinkle tops with chocolate chips.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until tops spring back when pressed gently.

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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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