Chocolate Chip Muffins - Now Perfected

Last week I had a fit in my head and wanted to make muffins. I'd never made them before and every one of my chocolate chips sank to the bottom of each muffin; not good. So, the next day I gave them another go, perfect.

The first recipe I tried was one from the BBC website. But now I was armed with Nigella Lawson's recipe, success!


Her addition of vegetable oil I thought was strange but what do I know and it worked so I would use this recipe again.

Here is Nigella's recipe, which I followed exactly but I could only get 9 muffins and not 12 but I would think that's just me pouring too much in each muffin case.



For 12 you will need:
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Half-teaspoon bicarbonate soda
2 tablespoons best quality cocoa
175g caster sugar
150g chocolate chips - plus more for sprinkling later
250ml milk
90ml vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas6

How to do it:

Fill a 12-bun muffin tray with paper cases.

Weigh out the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug.
Mix both together, you will have a runny batter. Now spoon into the muffin cases.

Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top then cook for 20 minutes or until the muffins are risen and springy.

20 comments

  1. Thos muffins look delicious Jan, and I think they just might be perfect!! I can't wait to give them a try! XXOO

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  2. MMMMMMM....Jan, they look so delicious!!!

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  3. Yay! It's perfected already! I would love to try to make this chocolate chip muffins :)

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  4. Hmmm...Chocolate Chip Muffins, they sure look yummy, Jan.

    My chips use to sink too, until someone told me to coat them with a bit of flour before adding them to the ingredients. I'll have to try your method.

    Thanks for sharing...

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  5. A Jan-errific looking muffin...I understand they travel well by post? ;)

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  6. These muffins do look perfect! I have been using Dorie Greenspan's chocolate muffin recipe, I'll try your version next time.

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  7. When a recipe says it will make 12 muffins - it rarely does!!!! The bigger the better as far as Im concerned

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  8. Mmmm. You can't beat chocolate chip muffins.

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  9. Those muffins look great. Well done for giving them another go.

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  10. Nigella always comes to the rescue. A lot of US cakes use (corn) oil. I use a carrot cake recipe which contains rather a glug of oil - helps keep it moist, and last longer too.

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  11. They look really good and easy to make, which is a bonus!

    If you like dark choc muffins, try dan lepards recipe, bit fiddlier than these delights but worth the effort! :)

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  12. Glad these were a success! They look very rich and delicious!

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  13. Looking good Jan, nicely risen!

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  14. My kids would love these! Thanks for finding the perfect recipe for us.

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  15. Lovely Jan and yes look perfected and delicious.;)

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  16. They look perfect - Nigella does good muffin recipes.

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  17. Those chocolate chip muffins look good!

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  18. yummmm....everything about this looks delicious right now!!!

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  19. Just made these today for my kids. We all loved it. Perfect recipe. Thanks.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - much appreciated.
Cheers
Jan




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