Mammy’s Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s a dull and dreary day here today so after I dropped the kids to school/montessori this morning, I went home and decided to mix up a batch of Chocolate Chip Muffins. These are one of child #1’s favourites so she’ll be delighted to find these when she comes home from school this afternoon! I use a pretty standard recipe for cupcakes/muffins, if you want to make them plain (ie without cocoa) just substitute 50g cocoa powder with another 50g self raising flour.

What you need:

150g self raising flour

50g cocoa powder

200g sugar

200g butter/margarine

4 eggs

50g chocolate chips (or as many as you want)

Method:

Preheat oven to 180C

Cream the sugar and butter/margarine together (as usual, I use my trusty KitchenAid to do this)

Keep the machine running and add the eggs, one at a time then add the cocoa powder, flour and finally the chocolate chips. Making sure all the ingredients have been incorporated properly.

Line a muffin tin with paper cases, fill using a large spoon.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Note: I got 16 muffins from these ingredients, obviously the number of muffins you end up with depends on how much mixture you put into the cases.

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