Chocolate chip muffins

Chocolate chip muffins

Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Region American
Slightly crunchy on the outside at the top and soft in the middle when you use the chunky chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour ((Metric Conversion http://southernfood.about.com/library/info/blconv.htm ))
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup berry sugar
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2lb solid chocolate ((or substitute 1 Cup chocolate chips))

Optional

  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)

Note

Chocolate chip muffins are a favourite for many people, but the fun doesn't have to end there!  For fun variety, experiment with  various types of dried or fresh fruit, or carob chips.

Directions

Step 1
Place the flour and sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients.

Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Mix well until it is lump free and then break the chocolate into small pieces (or use chocolate chips) and add them.
Step 2
Pour the muffin mixture into a muffin tin filling each mold up to two thirds full.

Place a chunk of chocolate into the middle of each muffin. Then sprinkle some sugar over the top of each.
Step 3
Cook for around 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 400ºF. After 15 minutes or so check to see if they are cooked enough.

Insert a knife into one of the muffins and if no mixture is on the knife then they are cooked!

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.