‘The Great British Bake Off’ started again this week! In case you don’t know, it’s an amazing TV show which takes 12 amateur bakers and pits them against each other to see who is the best baker. Like all good head to head shows, someone is booted out by the judges for failing to impress with the bakes that they’ve produced that week and so the show goes until the final when the Master Baker is pronounced the winner. This is TV at its finest, Masterchef for only baked goods! Needless to say, if you’re free Tuesday Nights at 8pm UK time, you need to watch this.
In case you haven’t been reading my blog long, or you have been and you are thoroughly unperceptive, you might not know that I LOVE cooking. Any kind of food, any course, any cuisine I just like to cook. My real passion in cooking though, is baking. Cakes are a particular speciality of mine, and combined with my housemate, we’ve made a few impressive looking birthday cakes for friends (not to blow our own trumpets here but these cakes are pretty doggone awesome). Unfortunately, one baking fad that I’ve never really got into has been cupcakes. If you go anywhere on the Internet that has anything to do with baking at all, you’ll see someone that has made a cupcake. Now these cupcakes can just be regular, plain run of the mill iced cupcakes, but more often than not they’ll be some pretty amazing pieces of baked artwork. In contrast to some of these fantastically beautiful cupcake creations, I’m going to share a recipe for the cupcakes ugly cousin. Today, we’re making…
Double Chocolate Chip Muffins!
Mix all the dry ingredients together into a bowl and stir them to combine.
Add in the eggs, milk, vanilla and oil and fold them into the mixture until everything is combined.
Spoon the mixture into muffin cases and place on a tray (paper muffin cases are fine, but we have reusable silicone ones).
Place the muffins into a hot oven for 10 minutes, then turn them and put them back in for another 6 minutes.
Whip the muffins out of the oven and make sure that they have risen properly.
Remove the muffins from the case if you’re using silicone cases or they’ll sweat!
They’re really easy to make and absolutely delicious, so why not show some love for the less attractive sibling of the cupcake and make a batch of your own muffins and share them in the comments!