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Friday, 20 May 2011

Muffins for Tots

Well, not all were tots, kids would be the better word but in short I made these for them when we visited them in a home together with a group of caring friends recently. Flavours decided based on previous readings on Little One's yummy-o-meter! I hope they got equally good readings on the kids' yummy-o-meters :)

So here we go, Nigela's Chocolate Chips Muffins and Strawberry Yoghurt Muffins.

Chocolate Chips Muffin
Nigella's Lawson's recipe)
Source : Food Network.Com (But I followed the one in Small Small Baker's who has kindly converted it to metrics which I am more familiar with and the place where I fell for them)

Note : This one tastes heavenly and most importantly it is super easy to make.


250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp best quality cocoa powder (not sure what is best, just use 'in-house')
175g fine sugar
150g chocolate chips (save 1/4 of the chips for sprinkling)
250ml milk
90ml vegetable oil (canola/sunflower/corn)
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Put flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 3/4 of the chocolate chips into a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug and mix well.
  4. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together with slow and gentle strokes. Stop stirring once the last traces of flour disappear. Do not overmix. A lumpy batter will ensure the muffins stay moist and fluffy.
  5. Spoon the batter into paper muffin cases.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 chocolate chips on top and bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.

Strawberry Yoghurt Muffin

Inspired by : Nasi Lemak Lover (Instead of mangoes, I used strawberries. Secondly, I used a small portion of the sugar as sprinkles to create a snowy effect)

125g unsalted butter
150g cake flour
110g sugar
200g chopped fresh strawberries
100g yogurt (natural flavour)
2 eggs (medium)
1tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt

  1. Beat butter, salt and sugar till pale and creamy.
  2. Add egg one at a time, mix well.
  3. Sift in flour, baking powder and baking soda, add in yogurt, combine well
  4. Add in chopped fruits and mix well lightly.
  5. Spoon batter into a muffin cups, sprinkle some chopped fruits and a little sugar (taken from total amount of sugar).
  6. Bake in preheated oven 200c for 20mins or till golden brown.


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