For those of you who know Justin, he's not really famed for his love of cooking (hot dogs, tacos), but he has always had an interest in baking. Why you ask? Because it's almost always done all at the same time (not much multi-tasking required), but also because it's exact, an exact science.
He's been prompted by our friend Stephan's newly found joy in baking and I think this gave him the motivation he needed to try it himself!
So without further ado, here is Justin baking chocolate chunk muffins from scratch with a recipe that we found on allrecipes.com.
2 cups of all purpose flour (we did a double batch so needed 4, we didn't have 4 cups of plain flour so we used 3 cups of white and 1 cup of wholemeal, makes it healthier too right......)
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup of milk
1/3 cup veg oil (we used sunflower as that's all we had in the house!)
3/4 cup of chocolate chips (we cut up a bar of plain chocolate instead!)
So this will make one batch, 12 muffins dependant on how big you want them, but as mentioned above we did a double batch.
Method to the madness:
1- Heat the oven to 205C. Grease a muffin tray or line it with muffin papers.
|First make sure your outfit doesn't get full of flour!|
|Spoooons for measuring|
|The realisation he filled the spoon with baking powder then put it back into the baking powder container, not the bowl. It's ok.|
|The chopped chocolate|
|The conehead dog hoping for some fallen remnants|
|The privilege of being the first to use the new hand mixer!|
|The finished product! Warm, tasty and great with milk!!|
Serve warm and enjoy!
I'm soo proud of Justin, although now I know he is capable....watch out!
(he just said next time he wants to make a pie, lookout folks!)
Listening to: Death Cab for Cutie's new album Codes & Keys