Monday, June 2, 2014

Recipe: Super-Easy Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffin (Nigella Lawson)

Since the kids are on their school holidays, we did some baking last week on a weekday night. Baby C invited her friend over to join in the fun. I looked for an easy muffin recipe which the kids could do all by themselves (with minimal supervision), and picked this chocolate chocolate-chip muffin recipe from Nigella Lawson. Which kid wouldn't love chocolate?

Chocolate chocolate-chip muffins

The day has arrived for our first "baking class". I merely arranged the ingredients and equipment, and the kids did the rest, and followed instructions really well. A bit of measuring and mixing, and the muffins were ready for the oven. We watched as the muffins rose up high and tall.

The muffins were moist and chocolatey. The kids gobbled up two muffins each after their hard work. I could sense how proud they were of themselves. Fantastic job, kids! :)

Hubby decorated some of our bananas as cute minions from Despicable Me :)

Chocolate chocolate-chip muffins
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from FoodNetwork - Nigella Lawson
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 18-20 minutes
Makes 12

1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp best quality cocoa powder
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk
1/3 cup + 2 tsp corn or vegetable oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For sprinkling
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 200°C (no fan). Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.

2.  Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips into a large bowl. 

3. Place the milk, oil, egg and vanilla extract into a measuring jug.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until combined. Do not overmix, a lumpy batter makes the best muffins. 

4. Place the batter back into the measuring jug and fill the muffin cases, about 3/4 full. Alternatively, you can spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cases. 

5. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top and then bake for 18-20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.

Fresh from the oven

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  1. wow! that generous amount of chocolate chips is just too tempting!

  2. Baby C and her friends are so smart!
    I like the minions! Your hubby so creative! Haha!
    Happy dumpling festival!

  3. Wow... Well done kids! The muffins are beautiful

  4. Nice. Lots of chips. LOL!!! Your hubby has a great sense of humour.

  5. Yen, love the choice of the pinky cupcake liners for a girlie baking date! The cupcakes looked great and I can see a new prop, ie the mini cake stand there, love it too!

  6. The kids did a great job! The muffins looks wonderful!

  7. I'm loving the generous amount of chocolate chips in these Yen! :D

  8. The kids must have enjoyed themselves very much :) They did a great job!

  9. The muffin looks real good ! Saw it in your instagram yesterday.

  10. Wow, Yen! You have become the baking teacher for baby C's friends! They must be excited baking these chocolaty treats... A kid that didn't like chocolate? Yeah... I must admit it is kind of rare :p

  11. Yen, the kids did a great job! The muffins are beautifully risen and look so chocolaty!

  12. congrats to baby c and her friend for making truly delicious-looking muffins! they look more than good enough to sell at a cafe, absolutely :D

  13. Wow, these muffin looks good! The kids are so pandai! hehehe.


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