Double Chocolate Muffins

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Salwaa’s Double Chocolate Muffins

From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive!
Best eaten warm
Makes 12

Double Chocolate Muffins

Ingredients:
2 cups cake / plain / all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp fine cinnamon
1/2 cup caster sugar
185g white chocolate, broken into pieces
2 large eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk

Method:
Line a 12 cup muffin pan with muffin cases
Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar and 125g of the white chocolate.
Place the eggs and oil in a separate bowl and whisk until frothy, then gradually whisk in the milk. Stir into the dry ingredients until just blended. Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases, filling each three-quarters full. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°Celsius for 20 minutes or until well risen and springy to the touch. Remove the muffins from the oven, cool in the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Muffins

Place the remaining white chocolate in a heatproof bowl, set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, and heat until melted. Spread over the top of the muffins. Allow to set, then dust the tops with a little cocoa and serve. Best eaten on the same day.

 

Makes 12

Best eaten on the same day.

The recipe can easily be doubled.

Chocolate Muffins

 

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Oats and Dates Muffins

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This is a continuation of my previous post. Here is the recipe for my oats and dates muffins. This recipes makes 10 decent size muffins.

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You will need:

1 cup milk, you may use whole or semi-skimmed

1 cup  oats

1 large egg

1/4 cup sunflower oil

1 cup self raising flour

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup chopped dates

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

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Preheat your oven to 200C. Grease a muffin tray or line with paper muffin liners.

Combine the milk and oats in a small bowl. Soak the oats and the milk for 10 minutes.

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In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the egg and oil then stir in  the oatmeal and milk mixture.  In another bowl sift together the flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder. Stir the flour mixture and  the chopped dates into the wet ingredients using a spoon, until combined.

 

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Spoon the muffin batter into the prepared muffin cups until 2/3 full.

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Top with dry oats

 

Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted into the centre of the muffin comes out clean.

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Enjoy:)

 

 

 

 

 

Savoury Muffins

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Ever had unexpected guests and nothing to serve them? I’m sure many of you experienced this before. Well, I was in this predicament on Sunday morning after having unexpected guests sleep over on Saturday night. Usually, I have a supply of koesisters in the freezer, which would have been perfect  for a traditional Sunday breakfast in a Cape Malay home. Sadly, on this occasion I had none, not even a doughnut!

 

What to do? I haven’t gone shopping yet, so my grocery cupboards only had everyday necessities. After scratching my brain for ideas, I decided to make a quick bread, savoury scones using left over chicken of the previous day as well as oats and dates muffins. In the end everyone had an enjoyable breakfast / brunch and I was saved from embarrassment. Here follows my recipe for savoury muffins. I’ll post the oats & dates and the bread recipe on another occasion.

 

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For 12 Savoury Muffins you’ll need:

1 cup chopped left over chicken pieces, preferably breast

1 cup peeled and chopped onions

1 cup chopped tomatoes

1 cup deseeded and chopped mixed red and green peppers

2 large eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

2 1/2 Tbsps self raising flour

1/4 tsp salt (optional)

1 tsp black pepper

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Add all the ingredients in a large bowl, mix everything together with a spoon until all the ingredients are combine.

 

 

 

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Spoon into 12 – 14 silicone cupcake holders. You can also use a greased 12 cup muffin tray. (depending on the size of your cupcake holder you may even get 14 like I did)

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Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 180C.

 

 

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Enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASY SAVOURY CHEESE MUFFINS

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Easy cheese muffins (savouries)

Ingredients:
500ml (300g) cake flour
15ml baking powder
5ml dry mustard powder
5ml salt
500ml grated cheddar cheese
250ml milk
80ml oil
2 eggs

Method:
Sift flour, baking powder, mustard and salt in a mixing bowl
Add grated cheese
In a jug combine the milk, oil and eggs. Mix well
Add to dry ingredients and mix gently until combined, taking care not to over mix. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 200C for 20 minutes

BANANA AND DATE MUFFINS

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Makes 12

Ingredients:
2 overripe bananas, chopped
100g dates, chopped
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 ½ cups self raising flour

METHOD:
Mix all the wet ingredients together, add the dry ingredients until just combined.
Put into muffins trays, lined with muffins cases and bake at 150C for 20 minutes or until done.
Delicious!!

BANANA & DATE MUFFINS

CHEDDAR SCONES

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CHEDDAR SCONES

Makes 12-15

Ingredients:

200g self-raising flour, plus a little extra for dusting

50g butter, at room temperature

25g oats

75g grated cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping

150ml milk

Method:

Heat your oven to 220C. Pace the flour in a large bowl, then rub in the butter. Stir in the oats and cheese, then the milk – if it feels like it might be dry, add a touch more milk, then bring together to make a soft dough.

Lightly dust the surface with a little flour, roll out the dough no thinner than 2cm. Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter.

Transfer to a baking sheet, dust with a little more flour or grated cheese, then bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool, serve on their own or topped with mashed avocado or soft cheese.

BANANA AND DATE MUFFINS

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Makes 12

Ingredients:
2 overripe bananas, chopped
100g dates, chopped
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 ½ cups self raising flour

METHOD:
Mix all the wet ingredients together, add the dry ingredients until just combined.
Put into muffins trays, lined with muffins cases and bake at 150C for 20 minutes or until done.
Delicious!!

BANANA & DATE MUFFINS

BANANA AND DATE MUFFINS

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Makes 12

Ingredients:
2 overripe bananas, chopped
100g dates, chopped
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 ½ cups self raising flour

METHOD:
Mix all the wet ingredients together, add the dry ingredients until just combined.
Put into muffins trays, lined with muffins cases and bake at 150C for 20 minutes or until done.
Delicious!!

BANANA & DATE MUFFINS

BANANA AND CHOC CHIP MUFFINS

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BANANA AND CHOC CHIP MUFFINS
Makes 10 – 12

Ingredients:
1 medium egg
1½ cups of cake flour
¾ cup of milk
¾ cup of chocolate chips
½ cup of brown sugar
½ cup of puréed banana
¼ cup of vegetable oil
3 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

METHOD:
Blend all of the ingredients together thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into greased muffin tins, about two-thirds full.
Bake at 200C for twenty minutes.