Monday, 17 November 2014

Celebration Chocolate Muffins

An extra special chocolate-y recipe for a winter's evening in!

I had a craving for my usual chocolate muffins this weekend, but I wanted to add something a bit different to them. That's where the few remaining chocolates out of a big festive Mars' Celebrations tin we had came in. The muffins turned out especially yummy as the chocolates melted inside, giving a gooier mix than usual.They sort of came out like brownies, but that could never be a bad thing! Something a little more regal compared to your basic chocolate chips!

You will need:

(Makes 9)

275g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
75g caster sugar
2 medium eggs
110g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
8 fl oz milk
60g cocoa powder
10 Celebration chocolates 

Never forget to lick out the bowl!!
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (gas mark 6) and place nine muffin cases (deeper cases than cupcake cases) in a baking tin. Sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together in a large bowl.

2. In your main mixing bowl, separately mix the eggs, sugar, butter, milk and vanilla essence until smooth. Fold the flour into this egg based mixture.

3. Chop your chosen Celebrations (the Mars and Milkyway melted particularly nicely, while the Toblerones gave a crunch!) up into little squares, then throw into the mixture and stir in, gently so they don't completely disintegrate!

4. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases and pop muffins into the oven for 20 minutes! I left mine in a few minutes too long- the first time you check them and they look really gooey around the edges, just take them out otherwise they get slightly firmer and not as fondant like! 

5. Devour with a good cup of tea or a glass of mulled wine like I had! Light a candle, grab your latest magazine and sink into chocolatey pud heaven. 

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