Friday, May 02, 2008

Easy Milo and Chocolate Muffins

1 May 2008

A last minute decision to make something for my friends when meeting them later. I need something that is really fast and easy. I search for ideas by flipping through this book called "Chocolate Cookbook" that I have borrowed from the library, cos I guess nobody can resist anything made with chocolates. I settle for the "Chocolate Butterflies" recipe. I didn't decorate it as a butterfly, but simply just top with some chocolate chips.

It is a very simple recipe that uses cocoa powder, drinking chocolate powder (I use milo powder) and extra chocolate chips. Just sift all the dry ingredients, rub in the butter, add in sugar, then mix in the wet ingredients. I'm sure even first-time bakers are able to do this.

Pack them in little bags and they look really cute. I do hope that they taste good too. :)

Milo and Chocolate Muffins (I made 9 cups)
(Recipe from Chocolate Cookbook, Hamlyn Cookery Club, English q641.6374 CHO -[COO])

125g self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
25g drinking chocolate powder (I use milo powder)
1 tsp cocoa powder
50g butter
50g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp milk
3 drops vanilla essence

Chocolate chips

1. Sift the flour, salt, drinking chocolate powder and cocoa powder into a bowl.
2. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
3. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre.
4. Add the egg, milk and vanilla essence, then mix well. (do not overmix)
5. Spoon in cupcake cases and top with some chocolate chips.
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C for 15-20 minutes.