Best Muffins Ever!

Here are five kinds of yummy muffin.

Ingredients


  • 150 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 85 g caster sugar
  • 85 g butter (melted and cooled slightly)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tblsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tblsp natural yoghurt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350°F/Gas 4). Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Mix them together.
  3. In another bowl, put the butter, egg, milk, vanilla and yoghurt and whisk them together.
  4. Pour the whisked butter mixture onto the flour mixture.
  5. Stir everything together. Be careful not to over mix - there should be a few lumps.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then remove and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. If you are using different ingredients to flavour these, add them at step 2 above.
  8. Different Flavours:
  9. Spicy Apple and Raisin:
  10. Add 1½ tsp mixed spice, 60g raisins, and ½ peeled and chopped apple.
  11. Orange and Cranberry:
  12. Add 60g dried cranberries and the zest of 1 orange to the flour. Replace the milk with 4 tbsp orange juice.
  13. Double Chocolate:
  14. Replace 30g flour with 30g cocoa powder. Replace the caster sugar with soft light brown sugar. Add 85g chopped milk chocolate to the flour. Increase the milk to 5 tbsp.
  15. Lemon and Blueberry:
  16. Add 85g flour with 30g cocoa powder. Replace the caster sugar with soft light brown sugar. Add 85g chopped milk chocolate to the flour. Increase the milk to 5 tbsp.




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