Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Special - Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins [RECIPE]

Here is a simple muffin recipe to brighten your holidays. If you are craving something sweet, you can make this homemade special muffins in no time.

  • 1 cup ........... plain flour (maida)
  • 1/2 cup ........ chocolate chips (grate a chocolate bar if you don't have these)
  • 1/2 cup ........ dried cranberries, chopped (replace with prunes, blueberries or fruit of your choice)
  • 4 tbsp ........... melted cooking butter (unsalted)
  • 1/2 tsp .......... baking powder
  • a pinch ......... soda bicarb
  • few drops .... vanilla essence
  • 8 tbsp ........... condensed milk
  • sprinkles as required
  • In a bowl, add the condensed milk, chopped fruit, chocolate chips, butter and vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Take a sieve and pass the flour on to the mixture. Add the soda bicarb and baking powder.
  • Mix gently till a nice thick batter is formed.
  • Add about 1/4 cup of water to make the batter pourable. 
  • Take a Muffin mould and grease it with some melted butter. Dust some flour over the mould to make sure the muffins come out easily.
  • Scoop about 1 tbsp of mixture onto the moulds. Top it with some sprinkles to give it a nice festive color.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 200 C. 
  • Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean, your muffins are ready!

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